Improvise with licks and riffs?


kjpro
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kjpro
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01/29/2010 2:20 am
Hi all, My name is Ken and I live in the Netherland Antilles.
I'm a newbie and gt is the greatest guitar site ever, it's really fun and the instructers are all great. Currently I'm doing the country course.
I practice a lot of licks and scales, but still doesn't know how to improvise with all the licks & riffs I learn.
How do I blend all the licks to create a solo? Is it even possible?
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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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01/29/2010 2:42 am
Originally Posted by: kjpro
I practice a lot of licks and scales, but still doesn't know how to improvise with all the licks & riffs I learn.
How do I blend all the licks to create a solo? Is it even possible?

You learn and practice chords, scales, licks, melodies, etc. everything you can! And then you practice playing those things in a song at the appropriate moment.

Basically you have to create your own "pre-programmed" catalog of licks you can pull out at a moment's notice to use whenever you desire the sound of "that lick" in "that place".

How do you know which lick goes where? :) I have many tutorials that can teach you how to learn this:

Introduction To Improvisation For Beginners
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=876

Introduction To Improvisation In A Major Key
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=483

Introduction To Improvisation In A Minor Key
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=491

Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 1
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=217

Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 2
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=232

Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 3
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=826

Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 4
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=244

Hoep this helps. Have fun!
Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory
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kjpro
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kjpro
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01/29/2010 3:13 am
Alrighty.. did I say you guys are the best? Oh and I love your teaching style, keep up the goodies. I'll go through the tutorials, some I've been through already though but much more to learn. Thanks man.
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