Improvising is great and an essential part of your playing. But, the ideas you get from jamming are not always the finished product. Sometimes we have to refine these ideas a little bit more.
To get something truly listenable and memorable for recording a lead or writing a song, there are some things that need to be addressed.
Today, I go over the essential steps to building a great guitar solo. I get in depth about:
I also show how I put these steps into place in one of my own recordings: the theme song from Play Guitar Podcast.