- Dec. 20, 2021
-- International guitar guru Tom Hess, has revealed his methods for playing polyrhythm guitar licks in a unique online guitar licks resource.
In his resource, Hess discusses why most guitar players are unable to play high quality guitar solos due to creative limitations in their musical approach.
Hess says, "I usually hear complaints from guitarists about how their lead guitar licks don't sound as creative as they want. Fact is, there are tons of reasons why this could happen, but there are answers to help you solve all of those problems as well. In general, these are the problems I see in the lead guitar licks of many players: 1. They use little to no vibrato or playing with vibrato that is NOT in tune. 2. They play the first note of their guitar solo in a very weak manner by using narrow vibrato (or no vibrato). 3. They use vibrato in the exact same way every time they add it to a note."
He goes on to discuss his resource for helping guitarists solve this issue:
"One cool approach for playing lead guitar creatively is using polyrhythm ideas will help you to quickly improve any normal guitar lick to make it a truly engaging one. However, there is much more you can do to create killer guitar solos. This stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. Learning how to master musical tension is essential though."
Hess's online resource about playing guitar licks creatively can be found on his website tomhess.net: https://tomhess.net/Polymeter-Guitar-Licks-Video