#1
Ok... It seems everytime I improvise.. I end up playing the same old patterns but in different places. What would you suggest to get out of this habbit?
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#2
learn new scales, play covers for learning new licks and then use them in your own music
#3
learn more/different scales, and keep a "music dictionary" in your head of different licks at all times (even if its someone else's)
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#4
Dump ****ing scales. Never bother with them, youshould hear in your head what you want to improvise, just tell your fingers to make it happen
#5
Learn some new scale shapes, and learn about modes.

Go to guitarbt.com and find some jam tracks, just sit and improvise with the new scale shapes to get used to them and develop licks. What better way to make you better at improv than to...well, do it! Just make a ton of new licks and throw those into your improv to make it less boring.
#6
I suffered from the same boredom about 3 months ago. Find some guitar backing tracks (make sure you know what key they're in) and jam along. It helps to break out of the same old patterns, cause some of the patterns just won't sound good with what you're playing over.
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Quote by Anthony1991
Dump ****ing scales. Never bother with them, youshould hear in your head what you want to improvise, just tell your fingers to make it happen


Dont provide inadequate advice.
Telling someone not to learn scales is fucking stupid.
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Quote by Anthony1991
Dump ****ing scales. Never bother with them, youshould hear in your head what you want to improvise, just tell your fingers to make it happen


Seriously man......



Of course he needs to learn scales, everyone needs to know scales!!!

#9
Learn scales firstly, start with the modes as they will be most useful in most kinds of music.

Learn a few of your favourite song's guitar solos, steal the licks from them.

Try not to repeat those licks note for note, as all my teachers have told me "Learn it, then forget it." You'll still have the sound of that lick in your head, but if you just learn a bunch of licks then you'll end up just playing a bunch of licks and nothing really interestingly musical.

Like blues players.
#10
Quote by Anthony1991
Dump ****ing scales. Never bother with them, youshould hear in your head what you want to improvise, just tell your fingers to make it happen

That's an ever-so-slightly retarded statement.

TS - keep using scales, but the key is to use them, not play them. A scale isn't a pattern for you to play, it's notes for you to use so actually pay attention to the notes you're playing and the sound you're making as opposed to blindly moving your fingers.

Forget modes for the time being, they're not going to help you here - your problem is a lack of creativity.
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