#1
Is there a method for phrasing because everytime i try to come up with something using like a major scale or a mode of a major scale it sounds crappy
#3
The first trick is to know where the beat falls, and have a good sense of rhythm.
If you're talking about phrasing for solo's so that solo's sound interesting to the ear, start off just hitting your knees with your hands (as if you had two bongos). Then use just tweo notes on your guitar over a backing, using different rhythms to make it interesting. Then, add notes and emotion. Unfortunatley, emotion can't really be taught that easily.
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#4
When Im playing with someone playing drums my phrazing is satisfying but when Im alone I dont get that extra boost that gives me a good sound.
#5
Im not a pro by far but ive made vast improvments and am on my way. Ill give you some tips or practice ideas rather that helped me.

Learn solos/leads melodys etc... note for note from music you like and think about why it sounds the way it does. What notes are played at what time. What is going on "behind this melody. Does a run land on some wild vibratod note and sound super badass? If so what scale is the run made from and what note does it end on and what chord is under it. If you question things and have a curious mind in combination with practice and theory studies you will go far fast.

I learned/am learning to identify key signatures and recognise intervals. The more time you spend and effort you put in the closer you will be to being able to jump into songs and play what you hear in your head.

I spend time learning solos by the original artist but also take time to jam over the song myself or a backing track and expirament.

You will get their if you dont give up and you really want to understand. Basically the more you put in the more you get out.

Musictheory.net has some great lessons if your not able to identfy the key of a song yet or know what intervals or how they can be used thoughtfully. Also freepowers sig has good info like he mentioned. Getting started is the hardest part but if you love it its so worth it dont give up.
#7
i think he means to identify intervals by both ear and on your instrument.

for example listen to a song, learn the songs from tab and see the intervals.

and then also practice listening to a song and pick out the intervals w/o the sheet music or tab.
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Im not a pro by far but ive made vast improvments and am on my way. Ill give you some tips or practice ideas rather that helped me.

Learn solos/leads melodys etc... note for note from music you like and think about why it sounds the way it does. What notes are played at what time. What is going on "behind this melody. Does a run land on some wild vibratod note and sound super badass? If so what scale is the run made from and what note does it end on and what chord is under it. If you question things and have a curious mind in combination with practice and theory studies you will go far fast.

I learned/am learning to identify key signatures and recognise intervals. The more time you spend and effort you put in the closer you will be to being able to jump into songs and play what you hear in your head.

I spend time learning solos by the original artist but also take time to jam over the song myself or a backing track and expirament.

You will get their if you dont give up and you really want to understand. Basically the more you put in the more you get out.

Musictheory.net has some great lessons if your not able to identfy the key of a song yet or know what intervals or how they can be used thoughtfully. Also freepowers sig has good info like he mentioned. Getting started is the hardest part but if you love it its so worth it dont give up.


^ some good advice in there.

regarding phrasing:

- learn what phrases are
- learn to recognize phrases by ear
- study phrasing in existing music
- practice writing and playing phrases
- start incorporating phrasing into your improvisation
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