San Francisco , CA (PressExposure) January 11, 2010 -- This release covers aspects regarding the continuity and complexity of a guitar solo. The main points are to always keep an eye on the rhythm and the song, try not to go out of line with your notes and when performing for an audience to stick to the things you know best.
"Staying in the rhythm is not so easy as it may seem at first glance. Often times you get carried away with what you're playing and you fail to pay attention to where the song is, and overlapping occurs which ruins your solo. My advice is to try tapping the rhythm with your foot to try and keep you from forgetting about the song. A more advanced technique would be to play notes in the counter-measures of the base rhythm; this is bound to create more feeling to the solo and people will enjoy it more" said Hober. He also mentions flavory things such as altering the key you're playing in, playing counter-measures and other techniques.
It is easy to ruin a guitar solo just by pausing for a few seconds. A common problem is that your idea of what to do ends before the rhythm completes another measure, so a disharmony is present. One of the important assets you should acquire is to have a few patterns that work fine for a type of song, so that you can end the solo in tune with the rhythm easily and without breaking the solo for 5 seconds.
Nothing is worse than stopping while desperately trying to figure something out to do so the song can keep going. You will sweat, become nervous and nothing brilliant will come to mind so it's best to have some backup stuff just in case. With experience you will reach a level where you don't even need a rhythm pattern to make it sound good.