#1
Blues Improv in G

Here's a little improv I recorded on my Am std. strat. I think my tone turned out pretty crappy on this recording, but it helps with the sustain. I would really appreciate some comments on my technique, and my improv in general! Was it good? Boring? Predictable? etc.

I will of course C4C, so lay it on me!


Thanks in advance
Gear:
2011 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2012 Tanglewood TW170

Boss Katana 100w 1x112
Line 6 HD500
#2
What I would recommend is to not change what you're playing too much, try to come up with basic melodies/riffs as you go and build on them, repeat them a few times. Switch between playing slow and fast melodies, high and low, more melodic or more riffy, while hanging on to one of those 'styles' for a while. This is to create more contrast in your solo. I do like how you changed your playing according to the backing track. You definitely have that epic Pink Floyd feel.

C4C? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1591294 and https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1591294
Last edited by Soldier Poet at Mar 6, 2013,
#3
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it! Very good useful tips from the both of you!!
Solider Poet, I will listen and comment on your recording tomorrow(I have a busy day/night ahead of me).
And Gar Tint, I really know what you're saying about running towards the fast licks, thank you so much for useful observations, I will work on it! Do you have something you want a comment on?
Gear:
2011 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2012 Tanglewood TW170

Boss Katana 100w 1x112
Line 6 HD500
#4
Hey, great playing! You seem to have a really good feel for the fretboard and definitely have a lot of fun tricks in your bag: pre-bends, rake picking, varying vibrato speeds, trills, ect. My favorite parts were when you worked in the flat 5. Obviously in the blues context that isnt playing "outside" but that would be a cool thing for you to mess around with. Guthrie Govan is the first name that comes to mind when I think of blues phrasing with a large focus on playing outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkaqfgSqtHg

From 1:30 on is very relevant and should be extremely beneficial to you.

If you have time, could you check out my latest recordings of my band and tell me what you think?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1591297
#5
Wow man! I really liked this. Great playing, great tone. Very solid playing. The phrasing was excellent. I listened to this 3x in a row as a matter of fact! Finally a tasteful player on here! Amazing job!
#6
Thank you so much, awesomeo and moostifur(btw, I put in a comment on your band, awesome stuff!)!! It's really nice to hear!
And Gar Tint, I will check it out!
Gear:
2011 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2012 Tanglewood TW170

Boss Katana 100w 1x112
Line 6 HD500
#8
Definitely Pink Floyd'ish, I liked it. Great playing, the whole solo was interesting throughout and I didn't get bored with it. You should do more for sure, keep it up!
#9
Thanks for listening! The backing track is very Pink Floydish, hehe
Gear:
2011 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2012 Tanglewood TW170

Boss Katana 100w 1x112
Line 6 HD500
#11
those bends were fantastic... idk why but that always impresses the shit out of me. I think mostly because mine of god awful
#12
Great playing, sounds close to David Gilmour himself! You keep a nice flow and break in and out of your licks nicely. You seem to have a good command of your technical skill and don't try to play out of it. Which is good because it makes for an overall smoother performance. The only thing I was really in love with here was the tone. Just a little to much high end but that could just be my speakers. Nice work man, very very nice.

Please c4c? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1594000

Thanks, Kevin
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