#2
Phrasing, bends, vibrato...

You have to listen and learn and practice and repeat. Theres help in my sig for both phrasing and those two techniques, but listening and emulating as best as possible is going to be a huge help.
#4
Indeed, phrasing, vibrato and bending help, but knowing common blues licks and common ways to improvise around the chord changes is probably the best way to start.
#5
Blues is less of a "study it" kind of thing and more of a "do it" kind of thing. Just come up with your own phrases and play some damn blues.
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#6
Quote by IbanezMan65
I know the blues scale patterns and every thing but i dont sound like this bluesy-ish when I improvise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOj7PPvH4Gw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjklgKoh9Sk
Id like to sound more like this for when im improvising in jazz band. Second link is the one were playing.

well the second vid wasnt that bad. honestly, it jsut sounds like you need more experience. and that just comes with time. how long have you been playing? how often to you practice?

there are some things you could do. use youtube for one. its pretty useful for finding lessons. just search for blues licks lessons and you'll find a bunch im sure. listen to as much blues as you can and try to pick up some ideas. eventually it will sink in. remember, the only way to improve your improv playing is to do it. so throw on a blues CD and jam. i did that every day and i still do as well as other exercises that i do. most of my practice is just jamming.
#7
play over backing tracks of standard 12 bar progressions, dont slow down to think about what ur gonna play, a good place to catch on is learn the intro to johnny b. goode, gives u a good number of signature blues licks u can throw in on any blues prog.
#8
Quote by Blind In 1 Ear
well the second vid wasnt that bad. honestly, it jsut sounds like you need more experience. and that just comes with time. how long have you been playing? how often to you practice?

there are some things you could do. use youtube for one. its pretty useful for finding lessons. just search for blues licks lessons and you'll find a bunch im sure. listen to as much blues as you can and try to pick up some ideas. eventually it will sink in. remember, the only way to improve your improv playing is to do it. so throw on a blues CD and jam. i did that every day and i still do as well as other exercises that i do. most of my practice is just jamming.


Not me in the video just fyi
#9
Quote by IbanezMan65
I know the blues scale patterns and every thing but i dont sound like this bluesy-ish when I improvise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOj7PPvH4Gw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjklgKoh9Sk
Id like to sound more like this for when im improvising in jazz band. Second link is the one were playing.



You need to spend more time listening and learning to play the style. It's more than superficial things like a particular scale or technique (though those are part of it).

Immerse yourself in the music, and you will pick up on all of the relevant materials and gain a feel for the style itself, which I believe is what you lack at this point.

Quote by Freepower
Phrasing, bends, vibrato...

You have to listen and learn and practice and repeat. Theres help in my sig for both phrasing and those two techniques, but listening and emulating as best as possible is going to be a huge help.


+1

That last part is key, because if you do that, you will pick up on all thats involved such as phrasing and the techniques.
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