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I'm beginning to learn how to improvise and the only style of improvising ive heard of is jazz but i know there are more and im most intrested in how jerry garcia would play around chords and stuff. tips are welcome
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learn music theory


This.

It's the easy, quickest, most organized way (I believe).
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Theory won't tell your fingers what to do. Besides, in theory, any notes in a given key signature 'fit in.' Doesn't mean they sound good in sequence. You have to practice, play, and listen to what sounds good. Lift solos that you like note-for-note, see how their lines move over the chords...I'm not saying theory's useless, but without playing and developing your chops (called 'chips' for this analogy), theory is the bag your chips come in - if it's empty, you just paid for nothing.
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Theory won't tell your fingers what to do. Besides, in theory, any notes in a given key signature 'fit in.' Doesn't mean they sound good in sequence. You have to practice, play, and listen to what sounds good. Lift solos that you like note-for-note, see how their lines move over the chords...I'm not saying theory's useless, but without playing and developing your chops (called 'chips' for this analogy), theory is the bag your chips come in - if it's empty, you just paid for nothing.


Wow great way of looking at it. Deep Man Deep

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Is there a good website that I can learn some music theory??
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Is there a good website that I can learn some music theory??

Uh yeah. There's this one called ultimate-guitar.com it has all kinds of stickies and articles. It's basically a one stop site for anything that relates to guitar
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Is there a good website that I can learn some music theory??

musictheory.net
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Is there a good website that I can learn some music theory??
Try the musician talk forum, and the Music Theory FAQ sticky, and Freepower's bitesize theory videos
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Thx men!!!
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http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/general_music/the_crusade_part_i.html

This is an article series on this site called "the crusade"

It's got around 11 parts to it, and is considered one of the best series of articles on the site.

Give it a shot, just make sure you take it at your own pace, too quickly and you will end up forgetting.

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I recorded this video series on YouTube a while ago that dealt with improvisation.

I dissagree that just "learning music theory" will help your soloing on it's own. You really need to focus on being melodic and musical first, well before you start implying those dominant 9th chords...

Listen to lots of different instruments and melodies, and focus on being as musical as possible (i.e. not just going as fast as you can!).