Great to see a new lesson from you Ivan - your playing is tasty as always and the concept is a very important one!
Great topic Ivan. And the solo rocks
Great lesson Ivan!
Awesome lesson Ivan! Some fresh ideas here!
very nice solo!, is that a fender?
Great lesson, useful concept
Love your sound
Is it a Fender?
That's really cool! Alwasy nice to see some ways to improve my improvisation
Great lesson Ivan!
That sounds cool, Ivan!
Awesome lesson with some very cool licks! Anobody who is interested in horizontal movements and cool rock licks should check this out.
Thank you everybody!
I'm really glad that you liked the idea, so I'm going to give you more lessons on improvisation concepts! It will be interesting, I can assure you!
That's a Suhr S1, the second best Strat I've ever played. The best was actually a Suhr Classic, but it was way out of my budget haha
Love it! Your phrasing is awesome
Yes! Very tasty playing Ivan! Really good concept!
Great playing, Ivan!
Tasty chops indeed!! great phrasing throughout..love it.
Fantastic lesson & sound!
"Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut while improvising?" YES!!!
So looking forward to learn this!! Thanks!
Very tasty Ivan! Love these licks and that strat sounds great!
There will be more lessons on improvisation...
thanks! i'm glad you like it!
What can I say. Learn it, fire up the backing track and you will be inspired. Do as Ivan does here and you to can crank up the drive like you have always wanted, and you know you have always wanted. Just another outstanding lesson at GMC.
Nice phrasing and amazing vibrato! I always enjoy your playing in your lessons!
Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut while improvising? Let me introduce you to improvisation concepts which will open your eyes, so you'll never ever have to repeat the same thing twice in your playing!
In this lesson we are going to work on contrast between high and low notes. There are many different types of contrast and that's why it's so popular in art in general, but today we are going to stick to this high/low type of contrast.
It is a really simple thing and it can be extremely easy to apply it. The easiest way to do it is: take a simple phrase, play it in the first position of A minor pentatonic scale (if you are playing over this backingtrack) and then repeat the same thing 12 frets higher! See how simple it can be? You only need to know a single scale position and you can already apply it.
If you are a little bit better, you can play it anywhere on the neck, not only in the first position and 12 frets above. It can become even more interesting if you change the first phrase just a bit, so it doesn't sound exactly the same.
But those two phrases don't have to be similar at all. You can play two completely different things, but if you arrange them so one phrase is high and the other phrase is low, it surely won't sound dull.
You don't even have to apply this contrast only on phrases. You can play one whole part of the solo really low, and the other part high, and it will also sound cool. You can even divide it into bars (2 bars high and 1 bar low, for instance), or you can actually divide a single phrase into high and low part. This one could sound really cool, but it could be a bit tricky because you'll have to be precise and fast when jumping from one place to another.
At the end of the solo I played a faster part where you have to jump over 12 frets. It will be a great excercise for you to improve your left hand coordination and precision, because being precise when jumping around can be very important when you are playing around with high/low contrast.
And like I always say: Pay attention to your vibrato and bending!!!
Have fun with this lesson!