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  • Puckstopper Improv

    Posted by Kitman on November 30, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    I hope everyone is doing well. Here is my improv on the Puckstopper challenge. I had some difficulty keeping the tempo with this backing track and actually had to resort to syncing up (well almost syncing) my metronome with the track. Input and ideas are welcome! Oh, and there is some great guitar face going on in the video @jumpinjeff ! 😂

    https://youtu.be/CfCHm80yCXs

    • This discussion was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Kitman.

    Kitman replied 1 year, 4 months ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Jonathandavid

    Member
    November 30, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    you did an excellent job with that improv Kitman! I loved your melody lines and the nicely bent notes and admired how well you grooved along with the backing track. I just finished trying about three takes with the backing track and I kept getting ahead of the beat. I decided not to bother with an improv this week – just wasn’t feeling it, but you certainly were. Nice to see you posting solos again.

    • Kitman

      Member
      November 30, 2022 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks very much for your feedback, kind words and encouragement @Jonathandavid ! I have had the same experience over the past few weeks. I just couldn’t gel with the backing track. I was having some issues tracking the this me as well. Once I figured out it was at 100 BPMs I Iiterally double tracked a metronome with the backing track and was able to get something fairly decent. Thanks for watching and for your input. I truly appreciate it!

  • paperhope

    Member
    November 30, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Nice Kitman! A lot of times I watch the community improv and, as a beginner, I can’t find what I have just learned in their solos, which are always fantastic. I just really like how you took what was taught and elevated it without making it something unrecognizable from the lesson. Thanks for that, you gave me some good ideas and I enjoyed listening you play.

    • Kitman

      Member
      December 1, 2022 at 6:07 am

      Hi @paperhope and thanks for taking your time to view the post and for your feedback and encouragement. I really appreciate it! I kind of reversed the drone method on the challenge – ie I was hitting the drone for two eighth notes and then augmenting with a single strike on the 1st and 2nd strings. In any case, I’m glad you found the improv helpful.

  • stevieblues

    Member
    December 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Great improv Kitman! I’m glad you worked out the problem with the tempo. The bends were a nice touch. Thanks for sharing your video.

    • Kitman

      Member
      December 3, 2022 at 6:55 am

      Hi @stevieblues and thanks for taking the time to watch the post and provide your encouragement and support. I really appreciate it!

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    December 4, 2022 at 4:26 am

    @Kitman
    this is great. You really did a good job
    on this improv!! Very bluesy. Love your studio
    too.

  • Kitman

    Member
    December 4, 2022 at 7:23 am

    Hi @Cadgirl , thanks for taking your time to watch the improv and provide your feedback. It is very much appreciated! Thanks also for your comments in the studio. I really like the space and all of my guitars are out on stands ready to play. Also, all the pieces of my recording setup are out, positioned and ready to go. I feel really fortunate to have the space and setup.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      December 4, 2022 at 7:29 am

      You are very welcome. But, the video speaks for itself. Studio look great and the recording sounded great.

  • SherryH

    Member
    December 5, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Excellent job on the improv. I can see the lessons worked into it, which is great to see. I’m glad to see someone post the improv challenge. Even though yours is way beyond what I seem capable of producing, it is still an inspiration for me to see what can be done. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kitman

      Member
      December 5, 2022 at 4:51 pm

      Hi @SherryH and thank you for taking the time to watch the post and provide your feedback. I truly appreciate it. We are all in our own guitar journey. The main things are to consistently Si your guitar routine and have fun!

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