Bryan Aspey: So how do we create solos?

The Virtues of Chaos

"In a work of art, chaos must shimmer
through the veil of order"

We all love practicing our scales, intervals and sequences - right? They lead to an unparalleled technical command over the instrument, while also giving us melodic devices and licks we can incorporate into our solos. One potential down side of this is that when these patterns and exercises come to dominate a guitarist's style, his solos may end up sounding like little more than really well executed sets of technical drills.

So how do we create solos: