How to Improvise on Guitar – Part 1 of 6

A lot of guitar players get a little stuck when they go it improvise.   They’ll play scales for hours  to get the fingers going but it oesn’t sound musical.  About 30 years ago I really got stuck into all the modes and scales and became a very fast player, but in the end, that’s what I was, a fast guitar player.

What I’ve done is scrible down some TABS and Guitar Music Notation some simple lines to play over a very common chord pattern.  As you work through it you’ll notice that I have broken out of the standard musical cliques of playing straight scales, if you listen closely you’ll hear a mix of jazz and country/bluegrass  in the lines.  There are a milion things you could play over these chords; I’ve stuck to a straight melodic pattern but have used a combo of fretted and a few open notes and the occassional partial chord.  If you play this very slowly you’ll get a lot from it.

How to Improvise on Guitar

How to Improvise on Guitar

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