Sad improvisation


caponi14
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04/27/2015 5:52 am
Hey guys, check this out. I had a random little jam the other day and decided to record it ;) let me know what you think please. Sorry that my guitar is a bit too low volume wise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTlhn8LGAfM
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04/27/2015 9:09 pm
Nice vibrato!
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04/28/2015 2:10 am
Caponi14,

As I have said before, your skill and speed is impressive. It is obvious you have spent many hours perfecting your skills. I have a problem connecting with what you play as a lead. It is almost as if you move around the neck playing these things you have perfected and somehow some part of “you” is not making it into what hits the listener.

Do you ever turn on some music, grab your guitar and close your eyes and just play? Do not think about what your hands are doing, just let it come out.

When you posted a couple weeks ago about playing lead and replying in different conversations I thought cool, he is starting to get into that more.
Put something on you have never heard before and make it up as you go. It wound not take you more than a few notes before you knew the key.
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04/29/2015 9:19 pm
Im sad to hear that it don't really hits the listener :( That kinda defeats the purpose of any music.

Ill have to think that through :confused: Don't really know what i can do different :(

And yes, sometimes i try to close my eyes and just play away. I even consider myself pretty connected to the music i play along to... hmm

Thanks for the kind comments though, just feel a bit defeated now :(
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04/29/2015 9:22 pm
Is it only the fast stuff or all of it?
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04/30/2015 2:38 am
“Im sad to hear that it don't really hits the listener That kinda defeats the purpose of any music.

Ill have to think that through Don't really know what i can do different ”

Maybe it is simply that we connect to different music. Every time I listen to you play I am impressed by your speed and accuracy.

“And yes, sometimes i try to close my eyes and just play away. I even consider myself pretty connected to the music i play along to... hmm

Thanks for the kind comments though, just feel a bit defeated now ”

At this point I am wishing I would have just kept those thoughts in my head and not typed them out. I was hoping more for inspired not defeated.

“Is it only the fast stuff or all of it?”

I re-watched\listened to the video before replying I did like it better the second time through. Is there other music out there that others like and you do enjoy as much?
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04/30/2015 5:48 am
What do you mean by the last question? Im a pretty standard guy that likes rock/blues/country/hard rock/metal even some jazz.

But in the beginning of my playing years i only wanted to sound like Slash, maybe it has done something to me.. I don't know
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04/30/2015 7:36 am
I'd like to see what you can do in the blues realm....your style of improvising kind of lends itself towards that realm imo.
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04/30/2015 11:54 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMIPLkYIuhM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQfUZBYvLW4

Those are a couple played in the Blues/funk realm :rolleyes:
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04/30/2015 8:45 pm
Like I said earlier, I think your styles lends well to the blues style....nice job!
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05/01/2015 2:20 am
Caponi14,

“What do you mean by the last question? Im a pretty standard guy that likes rock/blues/country/hard rock/metal even some jazz.”

Do you own a CD that you love a few songs and other songs you do not like? You might even push a button to skip past it. The ones you like for whatever reason you like them, you connect to them. Other leads on the CD you just don’t connect to. That does not mean they are not good. I love old rock and old blues…. but not all of it.

“But in the beginning of my playing years i only wanted to sound like Slash, maybe it has done something to me.. I don't know”

This time you typed the thoughts rolling around in my head. You have a lot of skill, branch out. Find a bluegrass song on this site and learn the lead. It is amazing how little it takes to totally change a bend to make it fit a different style.
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05/01/2015 5:49 pm
Yeah i will try to mess around with it. Thanks
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05/16/2015 1:47 pm
Nice playing caponi, it's the backing track that was to loud!
It hit me as a listener!!
And I think the more you stay away from trying to sound like slash ,and start sounding like you...you will leave your own Mark.. slash don't pick up his guitar and think, I wonder how Steve via would do this.. he don't care , because he's himself..

Gilmour don't think gee how would slash play this....of course not, he's David Gilmour!!! This is the point I'm making....

Be your self,and one day there will be a kid wanting to sound like you!!

Your a good player, great technique and timing etc...

Keep rocking!
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05/17/2015 11:40 pm
That was definitely some impressive playing...as usual!!

Your phrasing followed the mood of the backing track...you played faster and with more attitude when the mood of the backing track picked up...and back down when the mood dropped. I see you also switched pickups to get a more biting tone.

The only thing I think that could have done differently was to use a more mellow tone for the slower parts. In addition to the neck pickup, I think less distortion would have been better. I think it would have added to the emotional impact of the more intense part.

It's a personal choice...just something to consider in the future.

Also, please don't get discouraged by the comments. Haghj500 has given me feedback on my playing that has helped. You have great skill and talent...don't let any criticism, constructive or otherwise, deter you from playing!!

Also, Axe2 is spot on...don't worry too much about trying to sound like another player. It's actually pretty liberating when you let go of that.
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06/17/2015 4:49 pm
Hey I'm not a great guitar player ,even being with GT for a few years but I liked that.....ALOT... It gave me the feel of some old Jeff Beck or Clapton. Granted, the others that commented are obviously musicians of their craft but it caught my ear an I love it. Don't be discouraged, take what you can from their comments an grow. I will say that the back track does drown you out at times,with that said.....keep it coming I love it. lindaP
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