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jhonnylachingas
post Nov 29 2007, 08:07 PM
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Muris, how are you..? - thank you very much for your great lessons... they're always inspiring and have great content, feel, and musicality in them.

i wanted to contact you because i wanted to know from your perspective what is the thing or things that you believe help one the most to learn to improvise...

i have a bunch of melodies in my head and i can hum them when i hear a chord progression, but my hands are still very slow and i feel lost to know where to begin playing on the guitar....

i'm assuming that you can see or visualize patterns on the fretboard very easily, right....? is that what helps you..?

is it that you know all the scale degrees perfectly all over the fretboard... ? or that you know all the notes exactly where they are...?

at the moment what i'm doing to learn to improvise is learning different lessons from GMC with different licks and then i find the relationship of that lick with the chord on the background... and that way i start categorizing what licks i can use with minor chords,... what others i can use with dominant chords, etc...

am I on the right path but just have to be patient, or do you have a smarter method...?

how did you do it..?

thanks man...!

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Muris Varajic
post Dec 3 2007, 12:33 AM
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Hi Emilio smile.gif

It all comes with lots of practice and hard work.
I guess I am able to hear notes I'm gonna play BEFORE I actually play them,
so I know how it would sounds like.
Learning many solos,lessons etc will surely help you to upgrade your improvisation abilities.
Then you just combine idea form them with your own ideas and you're ready to go.

Hope this helps,let me know if you need anything else. smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2007, 12:47 AM
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Exactly as muris said..

Just practice the scales, and when you know them well enough, you will be way better at identify notes, and also hearing the lick or notes in your head to know if it works with the other note you played.

I would have to recommend, dont learn it in the boxes, rather learn it as a whole I used this site : http://www.scalerator.com/.


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post Dec 3 2007, 12:52 AM
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Oh my god thanks for that homepage Tjchep, I've been searching for a page like this for a long time...


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post Dec 3 2007, 03:31 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Dec 3 2007, 12:52 AM) *
Oh my god thanks for that homepage Tjchep, I've been searching for a page like this for a long time...


My pleasure.

Its great man smile.gif so much easier and faster to learn than scale boxes.

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post Dec 3 2007, 03:18 PM
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You the real pro Muris, great style and very versatile musician you are. Keep on rocking smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2007, 11:13 PM
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Thanks neighbor,appreciate it !! wink.gif


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post Dec 3 2007, 11:48 PM
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Hey Thanks a lot for your advise Muris... Got it..!

i'll keep on keeping on..!

one day i'll be where you're at now..! (music wise) :-)

take care and good luck on everything man..

- Emilio


QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 3 2007, 12:33 AM) *
Hi Emilio smile.gif

It all comes with lots of practice and hard work.
I guess I am able to hear notes I'm gonna play BEFORE I actually play them,
so I know how it would sounds like.
Learning many solos,lessons etc will surely help you to upgrade your improvisation abilities.
Then you just combine idea form them with your own ideas and you're ready to go.

Hope this helps,let me know if you need anything else. smile.gif
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Muris Varajic
post Dec 3 2007, 11:52 PM
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Sure,you're welcome. smile.gif
Feel free to post some takes of your improvisation in my sub-board,
I'll try to comment it and give advice or suggestion if possible.

Take care smile.gif


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jhonnylachingas
post Dec 3 2007, 11:53 PM
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Hey Thanks a lot for telling me about that site....

i didn't know about it... it helps A LOT to have that so handy...

Thanks again Tjchep..!



QUOTE (Tjchep @ Dec 3 2007, 12:47 AM) *
Exactly as muris said..

Just practice the scales, and when you know them well enough, you will be way better at identify notes, and also hearing the lick or notes in your head to know if it works with the other note you played.

I would have to recommend, dont learn it in the boxes, rather learn it as a whole I used this site : http://www.scalerator.com/.
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