Learning a guitar solo is a process of a trial and error; even if you are great at playing guitar, sometimes, you do hit a brick wall after which you have to stop and think for a while if you really want to go for that or not. Still, the process of fully learning it is nothing short of rewarding, especially when you have been at it for weeks, or even months.
Whether you are going for challenging guitar solos, or the easier ones, there are some mistakes that you can end up making. These mistakes have varying effects ranging from downright frustrating you, or just making you give up on that solo entirely.
Whatever the case may be, below are some of the mistakes you should avoid.
Trying Too Many Variations
Most guitar players I know end up trying too many variations whenever they are trying to learn the guitar solo. Sure, it is good as it allows for some amazing variations but the biggest caveat here is that with too many variations, you end up getting confused as to what you should go with and the entire solo, in the end, becomes convoluted.
Being Afraid of Improvisations
I have talked about improvisations time and again and how they happen to be a lot more beneficial than most people think of them. You do not have to be afraid of them at all. Sure, it is fine if you cannot get the original solo the way it is, but look at the live performances of some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Even they improvise a lot, and there is nothing wrong with that either. So, keep that in mind whenever you are thinking about learning a guitar solo, or in the middle of the process.