Adding distortion and overdrive to your guitar sound turns it into a beast that you must learn to tame.

Getting it completely under control means being able to use its wild energy to create screaming guitar solos and this is a skill anyone can learn.

The skill you need is being able to mute everything but the string you are playing.

Most people don't give this area of guitar playing enough focus and they don't see that muting really consist of several smaller skills.

Whether you play the notes with your first finger or your third finger, on the low e-string or the high - every string and finger needs its own muting technique - but the process is one you know already:

It's like learning to play chords. Nothing more and nothing less.

Tomorrow I will give you another great insight I got from studying the champions of blues rock. Be sure to download the videos, tabs and jam tracks by following this link.

In my upcoming mega course "The Blues Rock Champion" I will show you all the amazing lessons I derived from the top blues rock players out there. It's a true treasure chest of cool ideas and methods that you can use to completely revolutionize your playing and soloing skills.