#1
Was it learning new scales/modes/positions on the neck, or was it learning other band's solos? I'm trying my best to keep my improvisations from all sounding the same, and I'm wondering what you all do to keep yourselves from getting stuck in ruts...

Any and all help appreciated
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Quote by TacoPaco9317
Was it learning new scales/modes/positions on the neck, or was it learning other band's solos? I'm trying my best to keep my improvisations from all sounding the same, and I'm wondering what you all do to keep yourselves from getting stuck in ruts...

Any and all help appreciated



pentatonic scale!!!

and i dont know about getting out of a rut... im in a rut
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#5
Understanding how to get more milage out of any lick by moving it around the different scale positions. I still get stuck in ruts but everyone does.
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#6
Phrasing is a big part, aswell as other theory. Good technique helps a lot because you need to be able to play anything that comes to mind.

Learning other artists songs can help with learning licks.

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#8
Altering songs I already knew helped me achieve my own sound style, and eventually, led me to completely new original material. I write the music for my whole band. Although it wasn't as simple as that. I hardly know the basics to scales and true music theory.
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#9
Learning Jazz and studying other artist's music. I know all about theory and it really doesn't help with learning to improvise. Improvisation can't be learned in a book. The basic foundations can be, but the rest is inside of you.
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#10
Spend 6 hours a day playing, listening to different guitarists for inspiration, and yes, of course practicing scales, study your favorite riffs and find out what scale or box positions are used, all easier said than done, it helps if you break up with your girlfriend or get addicted to drugs and lose all your friends, something like that, good luck!
#11
spending hours and hours messing around. its the only way to get it. sure u need scales and theory and exercises but in the end you wont be able to pull it off unless you have had practice from actually doing it.
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Learning Jazz and studying other artist's music. I know all about theory and it really doesn't help with learning to improvise. Improvisation can't be learned in a book. The basic foundations can be, but the rest is inside of you.



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Learning Jazz and studying other artist's music. I know all about theory and it really doesn't help with learning to improvise. Improvisation can't be learned in a book. The basic foundations can be, but the rest is inside of you.


This.

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#14
Playing with other people helped tremendously for me. I love me playing with friends because each one has a different style, I just ask for their starting tonic and just sync up with them now a days.
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Quote by Warheart1188
Learning Jazz and studying other artist's music. I know all about theory and it really doesn't help with learning to improvise. Improvisation can't be learned in a book. The basic foundations can be, but the rest is inside of you.
Dont argee with the bolded part, but plus one for the rest.

I'd say phrasing (try to copy singers phrasing, sing with your guitar), theory (not just patterns, scale knowledge and accidentals and so on), keeping a rhthym and being relaxed (try drinking or smoking pot just a little, too much will make you too dopey)


Hope that helps.
#16
I have som blues jam tracks, so I learn the scales I need and then as I´m playing to the jam track I learn the different scales and positions as I am improvising :P
#18
Theory (meaning major, minor, augmented, diminished and pentatonic scales; intervals and chord construction; and finally modes) and listening to good music (you are not going to learn improvisation listening to Slipknot or Linkin Park) namely jazz, blues and fusion...............and you need to think........................