#1
Well, I would call myself a "Good" guitar, maybe even mediocre, but mainly because i cant improv. that well at all, nor do i know tons of real "Theory". I know major scales, minor scales, pentatonics, sweeps (Arpegios?), etc. But i just cant seem to understand how i would Apply it to my improvisation, Usually when i improv i jsut sit there and stay in the same major scale or something, or jsut make something completely random up.

Are there any tips on how i can do this kind of stuff better?
#2
Play what sounds right, you can use theory to help, but some people find that restricting.
I use theory and ear, i think what key etc its in, what scales can be applied then I play what i think would sound good and pray it does, some people are just naturally good at it as well
#5
Quote by jadefox02
Well, I would call myself a "Good" guitar, maybe even mediocre, but mainly because i cant improv. that well at all, nor do i know tons of real "Theory". I know major scales, minor scales, pentatonics, sweeps (Arpegios?), etc. But i just cant seem to understand how i would Apply it to my improvisation, Usually when i improv i jsut sit there and stay in the same major scale or something, or jsut make something completely random up.

Are there any tips on how i can do this kind of stuff better?


well make something random up with those scales also try to create a part that the music revolves around (kinda like a riff)
yeah.
#7
Well, kind of........use your licks in a "question, answer" thing. Come up with a lick, the question, and finish it off with another, the answer. I really cant explain it too well, but that's what I do for blues improv. You really just have to know your scales and feel the music.

Satriani does it a lot, as well as most blues guitarists.
#8
Quote by jadefox02
Well, I would call myself a "Good" guitar, maybe even mediocre, but mainly because i cant improv. that well at all, nor do i know tons of real "Theory". I know major scales, minor scales, pentatonics, sweeps (Arpegios?), etc. But i just cant seem to understand how i would Apply it to my improvisation, Usually when i improv i jsut sit there and stay in the same major scale or something, or jsut make something completely random up.

Are there any tips on how i can do this kind of stuff better?

what style are you going for?
i mean there are many different ways of improv, but usually there are differences un genres
for example, you wouldn't tackle a jazz standard the same as an Indian raga

'tis life
#9
Quote by GardenGnome26
Well, kind of........use your licks in a "question, answer" thing. Come up with a lick, the question, and finish it off with another, the answer. I really cant explain it too well, but that's what I do for blues improv. You really just have to know your scales and feel the music.

Satriani does it a lot, as well as most blues guitarists.


That'd be called call & response
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