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Pedja Simovic
post Oct 20 2008, 11:32 PM
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Hi guys!

Coffeeman contacted me today and asked about some fusion things he could incorporate over his original song/backing track.
I took the backing track and recorded this. It was my first take so I kept it.

Sorry if the video quality doesn't match GMC standards but I am working hard on fixing this smile.gif

Here is the link for Coffeeman and anybody else interested in this solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2wICVFUA_w

Ask any questions about it. I will record more takes in the future but this one captures couple of out approaches in it.


Thanks

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post Oct 21 2008, 01:57 AM
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Awesome take Pedja. As I told you today Im using the D dorian scale to create the solo over the bcking track which I created using a riif over the Dminor6/7 chord if I may call it like that. So I would like to know how did you aproach your solo to make it soun more fusion. I will upload my take over the same backing so you guys can compare.

Thanks a lot pedja, you rock!


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post Oct 21 2008, 11:51 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Oct 21 2008, 02:57 AM) *
Awesome take Pedja. As I told you today Im using the D dorian scale to create the solo over the bcking track which I created using a riif over the Dminor6/7 chord if I may call it like that. So I would like to know how did you aproach your solo to make it soun more fusion. I will upload my take over the same backing so you guys can compare.

Thanks a lot pedja, you rock!


Hi Andru,

Glad you like my take on it. It was very short for somebody who loves to improvise a lot smile.gif I did my best to fit couple of things there.
When approaching Fusion and OUT playing you pretty much have to do opposite from what you were doing before.

So lets say you were soloing with D minor pentatonic - how about you try with A minor or G minor or even F minor pent ?
Arpeggios with approach patterns is very useful when improvising and trying to create out sound. Thats what I did in the first OUT approach I used.
Notice that Double time rhythm helps when doing out playing. If you played everything quarter or half notes it would sound like you were making mistakes while if you ad 8ths, 16ths and triplets and end your phrase on a chord tone or available tension , it sounds very cool.

Let me give you some quick pointers if you want to create this out sound scale wise:

1) Use minor pentatonic half step up and resolve it regular pentatonic (eb min to d min or Bb min to A min etc)
2) Use chromatic approach or double chromatic approach or approach from above below into a chord tone or tension (root min3rd perf 5th all the way to min7th 9th 11th even 13th)
3) Use interesting rhythm and try to vary it from your regular soloing rhythm
4) Use sequence and/or repetition in your melodies.
Notice I did this with one phrase in particular (moved it down a whole step)

Ok finally one last suggestion

I have a introduction clip I did for one of my video lesson students couple of years ago. Its called D minor vamp. Chord progression is in D minor and around that I am using all sorts of things I already mentioned here.

This is the link for that improvisation . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jkeFa67r_4

You will notice it is longer clip so you will have chance to check out many different approaches (rhythm melody harmony)

Let me know if you have any questions related to this.

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post Oct 28 2008, 04:32 AM
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Great advice. Thanks for all your insights


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post Oct 28 2008, 06:26 AM
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QUOTE (ItsMe @ Oct 28 2008, 05:32 AM) *
Great advice. Thanks for all your insights


Thank you. Glad you are finding it useful and helpful smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2008, 02:06 PM
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Great advices Pedja , thanks a lot , I will apply them.


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post Oct 28 2008, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Oct 28 2008, 03:06 PM) *
Great advices Pedja , thanks a lot , I will apply them.



Awesome I look forward hearing more from you!


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