It’s one thing to simply copy guitar solos from other players, but it’s far more difficult to actually write your own. Fortunately, accomplished teacher and YouTuber Cameron Cooper - who has played with the likes of Steel Panther and Gus G - is here to teach you how to do just that.
Rather than just show you licks, Cameron gives you a range of shapes that you can use to write your own guitar solos.
These three-note-per-string patterns can be transposed into any key, and converted into arpeggios in both major and minor keys.
The shapes span the entire fretboard, giving you a set of wide-ranging licks that you can use in any scenario.
To keep delivering these super-smooth licks week after week, Cameron uses Elixir nickel-plated steel strings with OPTIWEB Coating .09-.042 and .010-.046.
“Discovering Elixir OPTIWEB strings was a breakthrough for me,” says Cameron. “Thanks to the coating, they are the strings that keep on shining. They’re harmonically rich and last for months - I trust them.”
Elixir’s OPTIWEB Coating delivers crisp tone and natural feel for a long time, thanks to a featherweight coating that protects not just the wrap wire but the entire string - including the gaps between the windings - so your guitar sounds and feels fresh for longer.
See Elixir Strings for more info.