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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Best Improv Help

Current mood: lethargic

Originally Posted by steven seagull
"Stop playing the same thing then, it's not rocket science 

The problem is that you're not actually "playing the guitar"...all you're doing is mindlessly moving your fingers through some pattern you've learned. You need to start thinking about the sound you want to create and like people have said start listening to what comes out. Currently you're only doing a third of what you need to do to improvise which is the physical actions, the listening and thinking are just as important. 

The best thing you can do is actually put the guitar away and spend some time rying to improvise over a backing track without it. Listen to the track , think of what sounds will work and what you could play over it, try to hear it in your head then 
sing it so you know what it'll sound like. When you've got something, then you can try and work it out on the guitar. At the moment the main problem is you don't really know how to improvise and the guitar is just getting in the way."

One of the biggest helps to playing I've ever read. Some may be able to write songs without this method but some need some kind of back flow to help get them going. Truly amazing advice.
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Friday, January 01, 2010

I'm becoming better. Slowly.

Current mood: Chill

I am actually getting better. No matter how many times I think about it, I continue to be amazed. I'll admit there are 101... million people better than me at playing but the more I can do the prouder I am. I've learned a decent amount this vacation :-]
10:29 pm - 1 comments - 3 Kudos
Monday, December 21, 2009


Current mood: accomplished

Just decided to write another blog. Why? I'm not sure. Probably expression. I keep getting better and this makes me happy. Looking back to a year or two ago thinking "I'm always gonna suck" I feel great. There's nothing like noticing your own progression. Don't get cocky but feel free to feel good about it.
3:58 am - 1 comments - 4 Kudos
Friday, December 18, 2009


Current mood: calm

I love rock. There is no subtle way to say this. Before I didn't really have a musical preference. I just listened to whatever sounded ok and went with what was popular. When I discovered rock in it's fullest extent (Not just a song here or there) I felt different. Call it gay, stupid, whatever but Rock now defines me.
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