Reply to this topicStart new topic
> How To Improvise?
guitargod
post Apr 12 2007, 02:01 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 96
Joined: 5-April 07
Member No.: 1.485



i always hear people talking abt improvisation? but what exactly is it? can someone elaborate it using a song that is familiar to us so that we know exactly what improvisation is??


--------------------
live everyday of your life like its your last n treasure everything and everyone around you to the fullest!!!
max life!!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Robin
post Apr 12 2007, 04:24 PM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.483
Joined: 9-January 07
From: Alta, Norway
Member No.: 1.061



Improvisation is when you're making up a solo(or whatever smile.gif ) in the moment while you're playing. For instance, use the pentatonic scale, and just play inside the scale, climb around in the scale, do some licks etc. Hmm I guess I'm not good at explaining, maybe wait for someone else to do it! smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dogman
post Apr 12 2007, 06:07 PM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 134
Joined: 12-December 06
Member No.: 985



QUOTE (guitargod @ Apr 12 2007, 09:01 AM) *
i always hear people talking abt improvisation? but what exactly is it? can someone elaborate it using a song that is familiar to us so that we know exactly what improvisation is??



improvising is just playing as you go along to simplify the term. for example, say you and a friend are playing and he starts playing a riff of chords in the key of E. then you join in and either play the riff too or play something else that works with it within the same key. (solo, melody or other chord pattern you choose). maybe change the riff or adding to it, might even change keys or time making it up as you go along.

It's the same that everyone does the first time they hear freebird. you play along with it and do your own 10 minute guitar solo laugh.gif

you just improvised wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ryan
post Apr 16 2007, 06:30 AM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.286
Joined: 14-March 07
From: Hutchinson, Kansas, USA
Member No.: 1.345



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvisation

there is more of a detailed explanation..if that helps you any


--------------------
“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ezravdb
post Apr 16 2007, 09:26 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 597
Joined: 20-July 06
From: Holland
Member No.: 764



And improvising is a lot fun too!
Remember always to practice your favourite licks with music,
that way you'll use it automatically in your improvisations wink.gif


--------------------
The coolest new community: Lockerz Wanna join Lockerz?
Send me a PM with your mailadress.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Iluha
post Apr 16 2007, 10:42 PM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.737
Joined: 14-April 07
From: Karmiel, Israel
Member No.: 1.574



Improvising on the guitar, is basiclly the way you express your feelings through the guitar, how many times you found yourself listening to a song, and thinking of a great guitar solo over the chords of that song.

Well, what you're doing by that is basiclly improvising, now pick up your guitar, put on a song/backing track, and jam away, while trying to make the melody in your head come through the guitar, which is quite a difficult task, but with some practice you'll get there, and we all guitar god wanabe's will tongue.gif


--------------------


My Latest Upload: Here!

My Practice Agenda/Blog: Here!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd October 2017 - 07:23 AM