#1
I have been playing for about 2.5 months. I have learned several of the Pentatonic Major scales and can run them pretty fast forward and backward. I started to try and improvise some and it seems that only the Blues come out of my fingers.

Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that anything comes out now sounding good . I am wondering if seasoned guitarists have a default style that just seems to come naturally. I did/do not intend to play Blues as my main focus but the style seems to be there.

Is this common ?

My thanks in advance.

Chris
#2
When I improvise on sax, it's the same way. And I really do not like the blues... it's just kinda what I hear. I don't know what else to tell you.
#3
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I have been playing for about 2.5 months. I have learned several of the Pentatonic Major scales and can run them pretty fast forward and backward. I started to try and improvise some and it seems that only the Blues come out of my fingers.

Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that anything comes out now sounding good . I am wondering if seasoned guitarists have a default style that just seems to come naturally. I did/do not intend to play Blues as my main focus but the style seems to be there.

Is this common ?

My thanks in advance.

Chris

i do exactly the same thing, yeah
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#4
That used to happen (and still does) to me. I dont mind cause I like blues but punk and grunge is what I mainly play.
#5
the pentatonic scale is used in a lot of blues, one of the more common i believe. might be why you hear so much blues
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#6
i mostly play rock, but i love blues. seems almost opposite. when I wanna play the blues I have to focus on what I play and have to really think about the blues. It seems when i use pentatonics, Its always fast and straight dirty rock n roll that comes naturally. which of course aint to far from the blues.
#7
dude ur exactly like me except ive been playin longer... about 2 1/2 years... blues is really a style that can be put to anything u play its the base genre for all rock so mostly anything u play probably will end up sounding slightly bluesy even metal
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#8
I have the same problem.. I'd love to get more of a metal sound for my improvised leads, such as Arch Enemy, Metallica, Children of Bodom and the likes. But all that comes from my fingers is blues How am I supposed to practice, and what am I supposed to strive for to get rid of this problem?
#9
Thanks to all the replies. I am beginning to think that this happens to many people. Maybe it is a "stepping stone" that you go through on the climb to whatever your goal is.

Any more thoughts ? This is interesting

Chris
#11
If you play the pentatonic scale without following a certain melody in a certain harmony its going to come out as blues in my experience. I had the same experience on piano when I first messed with the pentatonic scale. Don't worry though, even if it comes out bluesy it's still a great sound and its a very versatile sound that can be incorporated into almost all types of music. I incorporate bluesy licks into lots of different songs on the piano...

and of course you can always rock out like this guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Jh1BV1EOc

Cheers,
-Pin
#12
Pin...

Thanks ! Great post and made me feel much better. I like SRV and 70-80's Classic Rock so maybe it will serve me well.

This is great ! Keep um, coming !

Chris
#13
YES! This is exactly what happens to me! As soon as I start to improvise I get this bluesy rock kind of feel to my solos, and it's so hard to break the habit.
#14
Take phrases from metal solos using pentatonics (Like all songs on Metallicas Kill 'em All), and work with those to get a less bluesy sound.