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post Oct 11 2009, 12:58 AM
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Hi everyone New to GMC, anyone have any tips on how to expand soloing/ improv thanks?

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post Oct 11 2009, 01:06 AM
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all the notes of the major scale is contain within the minor, u just need to fokus other notes especially 1,2,3,5,6 (major pentatonic) in the key of C: C D E G A
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post Oct 11 2009, 01:49 AM
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Being good in improvisation needs far more than adding major pentatonic in use.
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post Oct 11 2009, 12:17 PM
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I recommend starting with simple chord tones improvisation.
This lessons deals with that topic : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/how_to...our_first_solo/


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post Oct 11 2009, 08:15 PM
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Listen to great improv players and use you ears to pick up their licks and note which chords they work over.
After doing that for a while, you'll connect some dots in your own playing...


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post Oct 11 2009, 08:53 PM
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Learn the chords. Your soloing/improvising is a direct reflection of your harmony/chordal knowledge.


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post Oct 11 2009, 09:02 PM
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post Oct 12 2009, 08:07 AM
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I really like impro and soloing. What seems pretty hard for me is to be able to, for example, skip a string or jump up or down a few frets, to go out of the standard boxes and scales and play some "real" licks and not just 1-3-4, 4-2-1, etc...

Perhaps, what really helps me is to sing what I want to play. It's often easier to have a nice lick in your head and the trick is to instantly translate it on the guitar (I am completely unable to do that now wink.gif).

But well, that's not improvising anymore I guess. It's composing. tongue.gif
One said, you shall not improvise, but always compose. tongue.gif

David, could you please give some names of players who are good at improvising ? smile.gif


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Improvising should be some sort of composing "in a walk". smile.gif


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post Oct 12 2009, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Oct 12 2009, 03:07 AM) *
I really like impro and soloing. What seems pretty hard for me is to be able to, for example, skip a string or jump up or down a few frets, to go out of the standard boxes and scales and play some "real" licks and not just 1-3-4, 4-2-1, etc...

Perhaps, what really helps me is to sing what I want to play. It's often easier to have a nice lick in your head and the trick is to instantly translate it on the guitar (I am completely unable to do that now wink.gif).

But well, that's not improvising anymore I guess. It's composing. tongue.gif
One said, you shall not improvise, but always compose. tongue.gif

David, could you please give some names of players who are good at improvising ? smile.gif


There are quite a few depending on your taste...
Here are a few...

Guthrie Govan (this video became a classic!)



Jimmy Herring



Andy Timmons



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post Oct 12 2009, 06:33 PM
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Oh my... Guthrie Govan is my new idol ! smile.gif


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