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  • Jonathandavid

    Member
    February 16, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Hey Lorraine! Really glad to see you post a solo. You were playing some really nice notes that I thought fit very well with the backing track. Thanks for posting and keep it up!

  • Philb

    Member
    February 16, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    @Loraine Well done! I could see you playing the notes from the scale both vertically and horizontally, hitting those single notes that go with the backing track. That’s the way to do it. Kudos

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 16, 2022 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks @Philb – Hoping to eventually move past just the scale, but for now that’s all I’ve got. I enjoyed the backing track.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    February 17, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Very nice @Loraine 👏👏👏 Great improv👍👍 Awesome🤩

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 17, 2022 at 9:35 am

      You’re being very kind @Bill_Brown , but thank you for the morale boost 😊

  • ted_h

    Member
    February 17, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    I loved it, Loraine! I thought your note choices were great! There were some sweet phrases in there. And I loved that you worked the scale vertically and horizontally. I think that was really impressive for your second posted improv!

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      Really appreciate it @ted_h !

  • charlie_d

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Nice to see and hear you playing and soloing, @Loraine. You covered the scale nicely and included both the horizontal and vertical sections included in this weeks lesson. Nicely done! Glad you posted and thanks for sharing! Looking forward to a 3rd improv from you in the future 🎶👍

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 18, 2022 at 10:40 am

      Thanks for your kind comments @charlie_d . Question: How do you expand outside the scale? That is such a confusing area for me. Do you find similar notes on the fretboard? Try and stick with a pattern of say 1, 4, 5 or 2, 3, 6?

      • charlie_d

        Member
        February 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm

        Good question, @Loraine ! For me, in some cases I think of the double open strings. We have a low E and a high E if ever part of the scale is on one of these strings. The same patterns will work on the other string in a horizontal scale. In drop D there is the low D on the 6th and middle D on the 4th string. In many cases, I already no the basic “open” scale for scales in C, Am, G, Em, D, etc. and sometimes go to them to add some variety. Another fun trick is to look at the chords that will be used in the back track. You can play single notes from these chords and they will also work with the scale to add a little spice. 🎶 Have fun!

      • Loraine

        Member
        February 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

        Thanks so much for your insight @charlie_d . I had not thought about the same strings and how one pattern would work on the other same string, and I hadn’t thought of looking at the backing track and taking individual notes from the chords. Now let’s see if I can remember all this for the next improv I try.

  • Marty73

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 10:46 am

    👍👍👍👍😎

  • KevinZ

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Way to go @Loraine improv is so fun keep at it and a whole new world will open up enjoy the journey👏👍

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      Improv is daunting to me, probably because I don’t fully understand the fretboard. Sigh …. A journey in itself. Thanks so much for listening @KevinZ !

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Great Job! Candy Hearts wasn’t an easy challenge.

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 18, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks so much @Cadgirl = I liked the backing track and felt the scale complimented it. Only a few sour notes in there – lol. I’m definitely a work I progress.

  • Ukulelebug

    Member
    February 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    I think I’m hearing some cord tones. Well done and good advice from charlie_d

    • Loraine

      Member
      February 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

      There might be a few nuggets in there @Ukulelebug , but they were purely accidental – lol. Agree that @charlie_d had some great bits to try out next go around.

      • charlie_d

        Member
        February 22, 2022 at 7:53 am

        👍

  • Christopher_H

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 10:52 am

    I thought your solo complemented the backing track nicely @Loraine . Improv isn’t my strong suit either, so I understand the courage required to post a solo. Well done!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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