#1
I have been working with the major scale for 2 months now and when i solo , all i have been doing is playing up the fretboard and my solos sound like im playing the scale how should i add variety to my scale practise so my solos mwont sound shithousee
#2
Quote by hothi
I have been working with the major scale for 2 months now and when i solo , all i have been doing is playing up the fretboard and my solos sound like im playing the scale how should i add variety to my scale practise so my solos mwont sound shithousee


...You ARE just playing the scale. If you want to stop sounding like it stop doing it.

What you want to do is stop thinking about "playing the scale" because that's not music, start actually thinking about what you're playing and listen to what you're doing.

Otherwise, try watching this: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-196-BluesImprovisation.php

Edit: and this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h86Ume4qE24
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Last edited by Zaphod_Beeblebr at Jul 30, 2010,
#3
Add lots of vibrato, arpeggios, bends.

Play the scale on a string to get to know it horizontally (you can even see some tapping shapes this way), then learn to play it in a diagonal way. I like to string skip it gives a nice and sometimes an unusual sound