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Offline DeadlyChicken

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2009, 08:52:59 am »
That was cool, I would be interested to know how you approached this ?

For example did you look to be on root notes at certain times ? or did you have some concept for the entire thing ? did you play and think .. ooo this lick would go well next, and work into it ? did you aim to be in certain positions of the scale at certain times ? or did yuo just let things come out right off the bat without thinkning ?

might help some of us others build better improvisation ;) I really liked some of your licks and phrasing.

But yeah great job.  ;)
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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2009, 09:37:13 am »
Thanks for the comments guys; it is encouraging, though I do take on board your good advice. I know some of my playing is weak, without much structure – there really isn’t a beginning middle or end and my bends and vibrato really need working on.

I do like the combination of slow phrasing interspersed with faster licks here and there, but im not very scientific, it really was just noodling without much of a plan. But I do appreciate your kind comments, this is the first time I have ever played in public.

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009, 04:00:19 pm »
This is a nice blues improvisation. Live the silver and white guitar too, never seen one like that before.

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 12:49:16 am »
Grahamzz1: great job man.  Nice choice on the guitar.  I go the exact same except with a maple fretboard.  You have really good feel and expression with your licks.  Thats what I have problems with the feel.  What did you do to work on the feel on your licks?

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 11:31:29 pm »
Thanks for the comments,

The guitar is an American standard Strat ‘Blizzard Pearl’ (Silver) with Rosewood fretboard, I think you can se in the vid the high gloss of the rosewood fretboard.. It really is a lovely guitar… I was tempted by maple, but loved the dark look of the rosewood in the end! – it really is a guitar for life and I cherish it.

(Now back to playing the thing!)

I don’t know much about feel and expression, I have struggled with this instrument for so many years – maybe it does tap your soul :o) – The only advice I feel is relevant is to not get so intellectual and scientific when you are playing… forget bending a complete semitone! – bend ‘till it sounds right!

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009, 06:33:47 pm »

... or even a whole tone!  ;)

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2009, 11:04:53 am »
Good job man how long do you play ? ....

Intresting to watch your vid always thought whats next ;) 

Hope to see a other vid soon  .
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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2009, 09:48:39 pm »
Top work, how did you go about learning to improvise in this style????

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2009, 11:49:49 pm »
nice one mate.
Good job.

If you can't find where you got the backing track. message me here and i'll get it hosted, if you can send me the file.
That way everyone can download it :)


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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2009, 10:00:30 pm »
Top work, how did you go about learning to improvise in this style????

Right here on Justins website! - learn your pentatonic position one, then learn a few licks. The other little tricks, squels, hammers, pull-offs and bends are gonna come with time. I have been playing for a long time, but it only started coming together when i discovered this site about 12 months ago.

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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
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Re: My Little Blues Thingy!
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