A strong finger movement in both hands... practice your scales very well to play solos. To play Mark Knopfler (sultans of swing, lady writer etc...), your finger picking should be very good. To play David Gilmour, your hammer on/pull offs/bends/legatos/alternative picking should be very good.
Originally Posted by newbie79
All major and minor scales and pentatonic scales are a must.. Practice the above techniques using these scales.
The words of a banished king
"I swear revenge"
Filled with anger aflamed our hearts
Full of hate full of pride...
Oh, we screamed for revenge
- Blind Guardian (Nightfall)