#1
Hey everyone

Well im about 7 month into playing guitar, I learned my open chords, then bar chords, power chords, sus chords, then minor and major pentatonic scale, and the full minor and major scale, i have tried different modes but it seems like i got the same style so i keep it just to those 2. Recently ive been practicing on my improvising over chord progressions for the past 2 months. i have two questions or problems i want to ask you guys about. Recently i have been feeling i sound like a robot with my improvising, sometimes i find my self hitting a random note in the scale when im headed into a certain direction, and it sometimes does and doesnt sound good.. please give me guidance on that problem please. my 2nd problem is that when i play infront of my church and improvise, it seems like everything i learned is reverted back to when first started to learn how to put stuff together... please, this is very important to me, i practice guitar every day to try to understand how to play how i want. Thank for you taking time to read this
#2
just keep practicing man. You know a good amount of theory for 7 months of playing, but it's all useless if you cant put it to good use because of your rookie technique. Good job on learning theory so early on, but take a break from that stuff. Let it all sink in. And in the mean time, practice your technique. Running up and down the scales you know with a metronome, work on your phrasing, work on your vibrato etc. Listen to a lot of good music and take in all that you can. Good luck!
by the time you read this you will be wasting your time because it doesnt say anything
#3
work on ur arpeggios and use them as a guide to play thru the progressions. think of the harmony of the chords rather then the scale ur using.
#4
I know arppegios, for example on the major scale the 1st 3rd and 5th... they can be good ending notes on a improvisation... and emphasize the chord tones.
Last edited by AlphaOmega1222 at Jul 11, 2011,
#5
Quote by AlphaOmega1222
I know arppegios, for example on the major scale the 1st 3rd and 5th... they can be good ending notes on a improvisation... and emphasize the chord tones.



I remember you've posted before. You're a good guy, as I recall and you play at church and asked for advice on leads at that time.

Have you considered lessons?

Do you have any recordings or videos where I could take a look at your playing and maybe offer some direct advice?

Best,

Sean