Pettah
StratMan
Join date: Jan 2010
962 IQ
#1
Hey UG!

I have recorded a video of my improvisation and it would be really cool if you could give me some advice on my playing so I see what needs most practice!
How is my phrasing coming along?
How is my technique?
Any other critique you have of my playing?

Thank you very much!!

And try to ignore my silly guitarfaces..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b0tij1nGM8&feature=g-crec-u
Elderer
UG Member
Join date: Dec 2011
1,208 IQ
#2
You could pay a little more attention to melodic lead playing.
food1010
Bassist
Join date: Jun 2007
1,660 IQ
#4
I mean it seems like you let the phrases breathe pretty well.

On top of changing up the articulation, you need to come up with some new rhythms. Your rhythms are good, but they get stale pretty quick.

I like the way you really dug in to get that gritty tone on that run at 1:39, but it seems like you didn't really have a solid melodic idea. It's reminding me of a Gilmour solo I believe, let me see if I can figure out which one.

Edit: Maybe it's a Hendrix solo. Either that or I'm making it up.

Yeah, it's Hey Joe, at the end of the phrase at 1:51
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
Last edited by food1010 at Dec 10, 2012,
Pettah
StratMan
Join date: Jan 2010
962 IQ
#5
Quote by Elderer
You could pay a little more attention to melodic lead playing.


Thanks a lot for the input! Do you have any concrete advice for this more than just to practice it?


Quote by ouchies
Pretty good.

Two things that will elevate your sound.

1) Learn new ways to articulate notes. Your bends all the same, use more slides, etc.

2) This is my opinion but I really didnt like your tone lol


Thank you for you reply!
1) That's really good advice! Now that I listen back I seem to play the same articulations over and over! That's one problem I need to work on!
2) Honestly I don't like my tone either and I'm having a hard time getting one..


Quote by food1010
I mean it seems like you let the phrases breathe pretty well.

On top of changing up the articulation, you need to come up with some new rhythms. Your rhythms are good, but they get stale pretty quick.

I like the way you really dug in to get that gritty tone on that run at 1:39, but it seems like you didn't really have a solid melodic idea. It's reminding me of a Gilmour solo I believe, let me see if I can figure out which one.

Edit: Maybe it's a Hendrix solo. Either that or I'm making it up.

Yeah, it's Hey Joe, at the end of the phrase at 1:51


Thanks a lot for replying!
I see where you're going with the rytmhs, they get kind of stale because I play really similar. Same goes with articulations, I seem to have gotten stuck in a rut with these kind of things..

Yeah it sounded a bit Hendrixy/Gilmourish! thanks! And as Elderer posted I need to work out my melodical ideas better!


Thanks again guys! Now I have a better understanding of what I need to focus on!
More variated Articulations, Rythm and to pay more sttention to my melodical ideas!
And try to solve my tone problem..
Last edited by Pettah at Dec 11, 2012,