Creative improvisation TIP’s

Creative improvisation TIP’s

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Creative improvisation TIP’s:

Take a one chord vamp and play over it until you come up with something different than you usually would play, but that you still like.. I tried to avoid the usual pentatonic/ Blues guitar things in this one. It’s in A7 or a //: G/A / A7 :// vamp. By using this technique the chances are you’ll come up with some creative playing.
In this one I played melodies from a scale that’s got the notes: A,A#, D,E,G,(A) other scales used were the half whole diminished scale (starting from the root A) A,Bb,C,C#,D#,E,F#,G,(A) and the A mixolydian scale: A,B, C#, D, E, F#,G , (A)
One of my favourites is the mixolydian b2 scale; In A it would be: A,Bb, C#,D,E,F#,G,(A)

If you are new to this i’d suggest that you start out for example with the A minor pentatonic scale at fret 5. the notes: A,C,D, E,G,A from 6th string in TABs: E-string: 5,8. A- string: 5,7. D-string: 5,7 G- string: 5,7. B- string: 5,8. E- string: 5,8. Learn this scale by heart. 
Search for an A- mixolydian backing track (A7 onechord backtrack) on Youtube. 
- Put the backing on
- listen/ keep your ears open
- play the scale up and down to the tempo of the backing
- try to ’ lock’ as well as you can to the rhythm of the track 
- try to change order of the notes that you play by ear, listen carefully how they sound and relate to each other and the chord, the rhythm( the backing track) 
- maybe learn a couple of ’ Blues guitar licks in A and try them over the backing.
- learn the A major pentatonic A,B,C#E,F#,(A)and the A- Blues scale: A,C,D,D#,E,G(A)
- Learn the A- Country Blues scale: A,B,C,C#,E,G,(A) and do the same with these as you did with A minor pentatonic scale
- then with time by repeating, rehearsing ( playing:-) you’ll become more and more fluent with this and you’ll see stuff will start to ’pop out’ while you play!

Good Luck!

Henri

Henri Aalto Improvisation

Creative improvisation

Creative improvisation TIP’s: take a one chord vamp and play over it until you come up with something different than you usually would play ,but that you still like.. i tried to avoid the usual pentatonic/ Blues guitar things in this one. It’s in A7 or a //: G/A / A7 :// vamp. By using this technique the chances are you’ll come up with some creative playing.In this one I played melodies from a scale that’s got the notes: A,A#, D,E,G,(A) other scales used were the half whole diminished scale (starting from the root A) A,Bb,C,C#,D#,E,F#,G,(A) and the A mixolydian scale: A,B, C#, D, E, F#,G , (A)One of my favourites is the mixolydian b2 scale; In A it would be: A,Bb, C#,D,E,F#,G,(A)If you are new to this i’d suggest that you start out for example with the A minor pentatonic scale at fret 5. the notes: A,C,D, E,G,A from 6th string in TABs: E-string: 5,8. A- string: 5,7. D-string: 5,7 G- string: 5,7. B- string: 5,8. E- string: 5,8. Learn this scale by heart. Search for an A- mixolydian backing track (A7 onechord backtrack) on Youtube. - Put the backing on- listen/ keep your ears open- play the scale up and down to the tempo of the backing- try to ’ lock’ as well as you can to the rhythm of the track - try to change order of the notes that you play by ear, listen carefully how they sound and relate to each other and the chord, the rhythm( the backing track) - maybe learn a couple of ’ Blues guitar licks in A and try them over the backing.- learn the A major pentatonic A,B,C#E,F#,(A)and the A- Blues scale: A,C,D,D#,E,G(A)- Learn the A- Country Blues scale: A,B,C,C#,E,G,(A) and do the same with these as you did with A minor pentatonic scale- then with time by repeating, rehearsing ( playing:-) you’ll become more and more fluent with this and you’ll see stuff will start to ’pop out’ while you play! Check my new blog at: www.henriaalto.comhttp://www.henriaalto.com/news/improvisation/Good Luck!

Posted by Henri Aalto on 30. detsember 2017. a.

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