An instructional guide to learning guitar soloing techniques full of large intervallic jumps, octave sliding, stacked fifths, and much more.
Rock Curriculum: Fluid Soloing, Book 4: String Skipping and Wide Interval Soloing for Guitar is a book with CD authored by Tim Quinn that is a much-needed guitarist's guide to mastering wide interval soloing and includes 212 melodic studies and patterns for guitar.
This comprehensive collection of guitar soloing lessons is designed for intermediate guitarists and teaches repeating, continuous motion studies that show how to develop melodic patterns characterized by large intervallic jumps in pitch, from one note to the next, in constant succession. The tutorials in the Rock Curriculum: Fluid Soloing, Book 4 presents four unique approaches to developing wide interval soloing, all of which use string skipping: 1) double pentatonic scales, which are three-note-per-string pentatonic scale patterns; 2) octave sliding, which uses sliding octave shapes in a variety of ways; 3) stacked fifths, which are wide interval shapes derived from pentatonic scales; and 4) wide interval arpeggios derived from the diatonic major scale.
The sound that results from these techniques is exciting and unpredictable because it is such a departure from conventional melodic flow, which tends to be scalar, moving stepwise from one note in a scale to the next. By contrast, wide interval guitar soloing is angular and skewed with big skips and sudden directional changes, creating a complex and fascinating sound. All of the studies in the Rock Curriculum: Fluid Soloing, Book 4 instructional book are designed as melodic etudes that can be applied directly to soloing in rock, jazz, fusion, and blues music.
These guitar lessons are ideal for serious guitarists in any style who want to break out of typical soloing patterns and create a more explosive, radical sound. CD included.