Post by razorshred on Nov 16, 2014 12:14:42 GMT -6
Hello Forum people , hope all is doing well . I was wondering if anyone has a particular way or method for improving the phrasing in your lead play , because i find myself repeating the actual scale up and down with some bends and little effects which is kinda boring . Any suggestions is really appreciated . Thank you very much guys
Focus on the rythmic aspects of your playing. Also if your just going up and down scales, try to narrow it down to just a few notes from a scale. Focus on what notes sound good behind certain chords. You could also be more expressive in your playing, try not to be so "rigid" and work on dynamics, such as which notes you pick hard or soft, slides and hammer one and pull offs etc
Thank you very much Joe For your reply , that certainly helps and makes sense . Ill try some pull offs, bends and etc like u said and also limit myself to some notes which will add certain coloration to my improvisation rather than a standard robotic up and down scale run !
Have you found any good videos with Scott Henderson and checked them out?
I realized it might be difficult to find, when I searched YouTube I only found very short clips and no instructional videos with more depth. I know there was an old instructional video on YT but it seems to have been taken down.
It's really great, it really explains the fundamantals of learning how to phrase good in a very simple manner.
Post by razorshred on Dec 18, 2014 14:01:11 GMT -6
hello Blue , thank you very much for replying and for your concern . I am still in a confusion phase and i've never found a decent video for him yet but however i am still searching on the net for awesome phrasing artists who are close to my taste like MAB , Stephan forte , Guhtrie Govan and even Tosin from AAL .. heheh i just love them all !!!
I encounter this problem regularly enough. My first big issue was not being able to speed up cleanly, I slowly worked through Speed Kills and practiced the exercises for months, then I tried to apply them to different scales such as 3 note per string pentatonic, and the different modal scales. What I generally try to do is pick a different guitar player every couple of months, look for lessons on their particular style, do the lessons to death and practice them over and over until I'm sort of channelling that player a little. Then I take the exercises and transplant them into what I already do. This has really helped me grow over the last year or so.