#1
how can i improve my improvisation?
i find i get stuck for ideas and most of my soloing sounds the same
#2
i also have this problem...it seems like im always using the pentatonic scales to improvise but when i cant use one of those i cant make a very good solo...i would say just learn as many scales as possible and learn how to apply them to different situations in songs...mood is also very important...you cant use a minor scale in a happy song you know...
#4
Ya make sure you have the correct scale in key. Also use tecniques like bends, vidrato, tapping, and that sort of stuff.
#5
try different styles of music try different ways of playing play like other people.
guitartarot
#7
Try improvising with the Minor scale. I was stuck just doing the pentatonic up and down, but I love doing the minor scale alot more. Being able to go from some notes and do a half step up or down instead of always a full step totally changes your sound. For instance, look at this lick.


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--------5--5h7p5------------------------------
--5--7-------------7--5-------5h7~~~~~--
--------------------------5h7-------------------
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Kinda dry right? You can't get much of a differet sound just out of one pentatonic shape just because most of the time you just do whole steps.

Try a very similar lick in the Minor scale


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--------4 4h5p4--------4--5--5h7--7--7~~~~~-----
--5--7-------------7--5-----------------------------------
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Last edited by CowboyUp at Jun 30, 2006,
#10
Quote by psychodelia
^ Of course, it will make you think you suck
I have it listen in my favorites as "click this when you think you don't suck at guitar."


Friedman is sick.
#11
i once read a book called Blood Curddling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by HP Lovecraft. after 3 stories my perception and understanding of consensus reality started crumbling. i was in my early-mid 20s and already slightly paranoid. this translated into my guitar playing. i followed my insticts rather than my knowledge. i started playing what i wanted to hear and i started playing what i was truly feeling. i think people rely too much on technique and theory and scales and this and that. i'm not saying that all that stuff isn't neccessary. i have great reverence for people who can read music. i don't have the discipline. but don't rely on it. abandon controll over yourself. stop listening to the notes and stop thinking so much. i once "composed" a dual guitar track about a subway ride at 3:30am in nyc. the station was abandoned. i waited for about 45 minutes for a train to arrive. flourecent lights flickered. i could hear distant trains rumbling. the dripping of the sewar-stream running down the trough of the center of the tracks. the rats rumaging for food and dashing off into the darkness of the tunnel.