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post Jan 19 2008, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Jan 19 2008, 03:45 PM) *
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following up your PM and this post, this is exactly what I`m following up on, its hard to explain into text (well I find it is) I`ll try and do something as soon as poss that may help you, the idea is taking licks from lessons and putting them into your improv`s, some of the advise above is well worth reading through, a lot of it comes with time tho mate smile.gif

Thanks Smells. After viewing one of your improvisational lessons i did get some understanding how its done. Right now my improvisation is sorta empty (im picking notes between pentatonic boxes). I want to be able to use licks that i learnt in GMC (that is the only way anyone can put what they learnt to use). Thanks again Smells for taking so much initiative.


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post Jan 22 2008, 06:43 PM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Jan 4 2008, 05:59 AM) *
Shouldn't have said improv, I meant just soloing, whether pre-planned or improvised.

Hey, I am also trying to figure out how I can improvise better (or create cool solos in general) and even put my own signature on them.

Well, one of the most relieving things about soloing I ever read was David Gilmour talking about the way he created the comfortably numb solo:
"I just went out into the studio and banged out five or six solos. From there I just followed my usual procedure, which is to listen back to each solo and mark out bar lines, noting which bits are good. In other words, I make a chart, putting ticks and crosses on different bars as I count through - two ticks if it's really good, one if it's good, and a cross if it's no go. Then I just follow the chart, whipping one fader up, then another fader, jumping from phrase to phrase and trying to make a really nice solo all the way through"

From http://guitar.about.com/cs/guitartab/qt/solo_com_numb.htm

I always thought that cool solos were created by gifted people who magically came up with cool melodies . The way he described it looked more of the work of a craftsmanship seeking for perfection when turning raw diamonds into a cut gemstone.

I felt that one day i can also create a masterpiece such as comfortably numb tongue.gif

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