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> Vince09's Improvisation Course, for Gab's Army
Gabriel Leopardi
post Sep 1 2014, 12:24 AM
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Hi Vince! This thread is to work on the improvisation course as a complement to the music workouts that we are already working at Gab's Army. This is the original Gab's Army thread: CLICK HERE.

In this new thread you can post your recordings practicing the different tasks and exercises from the improvisation course to let me give you feedback and monitor your progress.

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post Sep 4 2014, 02:16 AM
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Ok mate! You could see Week#3 lesson live. These are the goals for this week:

- Learn minor scale shapes and play random notes over the backing.
- Practice sequences
- Combine sequences with simple melodies over backing track.
- Use arpeggios and create melodies following chords I, IV and V.
- Mix arpeggios with scale to create melodies.

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Hi Gab!Since I am always making mistakes when I try to record my improvisation,today I decided to just record and show it to you even though I am not happy with the result...Here it is: Improvisation course week #1
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Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing this improvisation. This is our working room so you don't have to post only "perfect" takes. Everything that reflects your practice helps!

I can notice that you are trying to make phrases, calls and responds, which is a really good thing however, most of the time, the phrases has too many notes, and sound more like exercises. This doesn't mean that your practice on this audio is wrong! I suggested during the course that you should do this type of random practice to get familiar with scales, patterns and the connection between notes from the scale and the chorus from the backing track.

I think that you are at that stage of the course with this scale. You are exploring the notes, patterns, and connection. The next step is to start making shorter phrases but more defined, shorter patterns but that sound more musical, and using silences as an expression tool. All these things must be practiced, and it can also help to analyze other guitarists solos. You can analyze GMC lessons (Piotr or Jonathan's lessons are great to start) or songs by masters as Satriani, Vai, Timmons, and lots of others.

This thread is very interesting and it's based on phrasing: HERE.





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