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Chris S.
post Dec 30 2015, 12:46 PM
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Hey guys,

So I came up with a quick improv over a backing track that I made a while ago but couldn't do anything with at the time:



I was wondering what you guys think and more importantly what steps I should take to refine my improvising? I feel like I've come a long way from where I was a year ago but I'm starting to lack direction on improvement.

It sounds a bit weak after 1:00, I had planned on using my tremolo arm on the harmonics but I forgot to put it in and didn't feel like doing another a take tongue.gif

Thanks biggrin.gif


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 30 2015, 03:33 PM
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Hi Chris! There is a long list of things and elements that you can work in order to improve your improvisation skills. This elements can be grouped into two big groups: technique and theory applied to the fret-board.

However, the most important thing is not adding a lot of concepts, or learning lots of techniques, patterns, arpeggios, triads. The most important thing is to assimilate the develop each element that you learn and work on one each time. I like the idea of writing down a list of concepts, and working over a backing track on 1 each time. This is an example list:

- concept 1: vibrato and bending
- concept 2: following the chords with thirds.
- concept 3: following the chords with triads.
- concept 4: mixing triads to get new colors.
- concept 5: dynamics
- concept 6: double stops
- concept 7: learning and applying sequences.
- concept 8: structure
- concept 9: alternate picking
- concept 10: harmonics
- concept 11: melodic motif


These are just ideas, there are lots of concepts that you can work. Besides working on 1 of these each day and using gmc tutorials and lessons to get inspiration and more knowledge about the topic, I recommend you to learn 1 new lick each day and practice it over backing track, playing it as it is, and making your own variations of it.



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post Dec 31 2015, 11:21 AM
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Sounds good to me Chris, I'm not really in a position to advise but for me it stopped just as I was needing it to start building. To me it has a For The Love Of God vibe to it and it would be great to hear it build like that track does. I think it has a lot of potential for an extended version.
Well done mate it's inspired me, thanks. Any chance of posting the backing,
Cheers

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post Dec 31 2015, 02:41 PM
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If you need more backingtracks to improvise... you can always find more on my website: guitartonemaster.com


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post Jan 1 2016, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Dec 31 2015, 10:21 AM) *
Sounds good to me Chris, I'm not really in a position to advise but for me it stopped just as I was needing it to start building. To me out has a For The Love Of God vibe to it and it would be great to hear it build like that track does. I think it has a lot of potential for an extended version.
Well done mate it's inspired me, thanks. Any chance of posting the backing,
Cheers

Thanks for the feedback man biggrin.gif

Here ya go:

Attached File  SadPianoBalladBacking.mp3 ( 2.69MB ) Number of downloads: 11


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