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beebo
post Apr 29 2007, 12:21 AM
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any helpful tips/hints on improvising to make a solo? I'm having trouble! sad.gif I have a song and no recording equipment and not a whole a lot of knowledge on improvising to make a solo. Any help from anyone? unsure.gif
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post Apr 29 2007, 01:05 AM
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Do you have a phone that can record?
Thats what I used to do if I had something I wanted to solo over.

If you havn't already watched Marty Friedman's melodic control vid then I recomend that too,
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=57...melodic+control

As other people have said, there's no set method or rules. If you get a few licks that you like then if you put them together and gradually build it up you'll have something.
If you want the basic chords to jam over then you can use http://www.wholenote.com/default.asp?iTarg...der/builder.asp


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post Apr 29 2007, 02:01 AM
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QUOTE (spdalton @ Apr 28 2007, 04:05 PM) *
Do you have a phone that can record?
Thats what I used to do if I had something I wanted to solo over.

If you havn't already watched Marty Friedman's melodic control vid then I recomend that too,
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=57...melodic+control

As other people have said, there's no set method or rules. If you get a few licks that you like then if you put them together and gradually build it up you'll have something.
If you want the basic chords to jam over then you can use http://www.wholenote.com/default.asp?iTarg...der/builder.asp

whew!!!! man was that a long video wacko.gif I almost went crazy staring at the screen laugh.gif
But thanks for the video. Oh yea!!! Didn't Kris ALWAYS tell us to alternate pick?
Well Marty Friedman says quote "The way they pick is going to make it sound exactly the same!" unquote
And before u can tell he's talking about alternate picking and he says he dosen't always follow the rules!
So should I believe Marty or Kris? huh.gif blink.gif

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post Apr 29 2007, 07:41 AM
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I think basically what he is saying is that sometimes a different picking pattern can give a slightly different sound.
Like some people debate about downpicking master of puppets and swear by it while others prefer alternate (as it is easier)
For fast runs, alternate picking is really the only feasable way.
For slower stuff then there's nothing wrong with experimenting. (IMHO)


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post Apr 29 2007, 10:31 AM
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As long as you know a scale really well and a bunch of licks you should be ok laugh.gif
When I solo I use the licks from the GMC blues lessons, I usually dont copy them 100% but I mix around with them and make new licks. Theres alot of variations you can do with 1 lick. I also make my very own licks and stuff, try to use a little time on making your own licks and "steal" something from GMC smile.gif


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