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Old 08-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
dazzzer30
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solo improvising .

I play mostly rock - hard rock so far I have learned the notes on the fret board and pentatonic scales also learned the CAGED with some knowledge of arpeggios mostly major and minor . I normally put a few chords in my loop and try to improvise maybe find a nice lick in the scale and try to solo round it, I do find it hard to use the arpeggios with the scale just wondering if I am on the right track and if there’s anything I can do to get better at improvising .
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
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I play mostly rock - hard rock so far I have learned the notes on the fret board and pentatonic scales also learned the CAGED with some knowledge of arpeggios mostly major and minor . I normally put a few chords in my loop and try to improvise maybe find a nice lick in the scale and try to solo round it, I do find it hard to use the arpeggios with the scale just wondering if I am on the right track and if there’s anything I can do to get better at improvising .


Sounds like the right track to me. +1 to the loop pedal. Breaking up routine is important. I would focus on interval shuffles, etc. For example, up 3 down 1, up 3, etc, then up 2 down 1, up 2, etc.
Another exercise is playing only certain degrees, such as 1, 3, 5 or 6, 2, 4...you get the idea.
Just juggle it up, and try all different types of exercises.

Next, when you solo, pay attention to the chord's root within the progression and change your phrasing around that. Look into modes.
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