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Yeah, like I said, keeping up with the changes takes a lot of work. On an additional note: you could keep going between different scales that could all be in the same key. You know how modal scales work. Or the scales could be in their own keys. That, or you can stick with just the same scale for a few chords, much like the jam in the middle of Magma's "Kohntarkosz, pt. 2", where the keyboardist is playing the same R-b2-b3-b4-5-b7-R in Eb on top of the three repeated chords.

I'm going to try the former approach since that's where I'm stuck at. I should keep the readers updated with my solo tabs and audio files. I can already imagine myself moving between different shapes and positions of the same chord on the fretboard, playing arpeggios, passing tones, and slides.

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Going to Guitar Center tomorrow. My plan:

 - key notes - hit them: 
   = passing 1, b3, 5, and b7 (asc. / desc.) with 2nd, 4th, and 6th of the scale;
 - a unique rhythm (scat-singing, mid-tempo);
 - soloing with dyads (chords - excl. points), dyad arps, etc. 
   = will dictate the rhythm;
 - up-slides;
 - moving/sliding between shapes/positions of a chord;
 - favorite scales: pentatonic, blues, and natural minor (start with R and 5th)
   = cut away, be economical;

Tracks to improvise to:
 - Neu! - "Für Immer"
 - Wishbone Ash - "Time Was"

Start off small. Play over one or two chords. Just play the root and the fifth.
 - follow the chords (a scale/mode for every chord) - figure out the passing tones for every chord.

 


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Just playin´ the blues when I pick up my guitar...
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^ Any good?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2015 at 14:27
prog-influenced crap that i usually put in on the drum set. some heavy metal tones with the double-bass. mainly just many time signatures, some tempo changes.... organic sh*t and the usual.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2015 at 00:59
^ Sometimes "organic" is good; other times it isn't, I have to admit. Have you had anyone to play with or do you work out to recordings?

It is kind of sad that many of us sit in our homes playing to recordings instead of gathering with real people and playing instinctively and taking turns to create something.

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By the way, here's something I tweeted about my progress yesterday: 
Back from GC: brain's lacking O2. Learned bends 4^5(v4) and b7^1(vb7), simple passing, other tricks. Thanks, @steverothery #learningguitar
That's right: I've decided to stick with the natural minor scale. And by "other tricks" I meant:

 - Asc./desc. scaling/passing; 
 - ascending-scale tone bends; 
 - Up-/down-slides of m2nd-interval dyads on two strings (just messing around); 
 - Bend-slide: bend two strings of a dyad and slide up; 
 - Strum the same note on two strings - to create a harmonic effect.

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Plan for today: make use of passing, neighboring, and maybe even changing tones, and suspensions. Also, recreate the techniques I've discovered as mentioned above.




Edited by Dayvenkirq - February 25 2015 at 15:24
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