In his course, Melodic Improv, Allen Hinds guides you in enhancing your improvisational melodic soloing. By learning to let your ears and emotions guide the way, you’ll be playing more compelling sounding solos in no time!
Here are 8 free melodic improv
Simple Tricks for Playing Chords
Here’s a common mistake with playing chords that I hear several
You can also play chords using each finger, gripping the strings like a harp player would. This can be very musical and is defined by the strings that you’re not playing. You hear
Guitaristic Chord Tricks
It’s important to take advantage of the things that only the
Boo’s Jam Study
This next groove is in A minor, and we’ll first be looking at how to get in and out of a lick. Then, we’ll be working with small motifs and building them up into an interesting solo. Let’s take a look.
Yonder Hills Solo Study
This track is a song called “Yonder Hills” from my album, Fly South. It’s pretty much a groove in B7 (a B blues), but it changes keys a little bit since I’m not a fan of static harmony, and it gives it a breath of fresh air. When the changes come, I can choose to either stay in B and play bluesy stuff, or really cover the changes. You’ll be able to hear when I’m doing both, and it’s nice to have a variety.
More Involved Legato Exercises
You can get some great harmonics by playing legato with an amp that’s distorted, but it’s better to practice with it sounding clean, as it forces you to hammer-on the notes precisely. You can also do things like use different strings to help you play in this style. Let’s continue with our legato exercises here, looking at some more involved exercises.
Falling Up: Overview
One thing that’s very flattering is that there are several versions of this song on YouTube. I really wanted to walk through “Falling Up” because it’s a tricky song, and there aren’t many of them that are played correctly! It kind of started off with a guy I heard playing at a
Falling Up: Performance
Here I’ll perform my song “Falling Up”. Make sure to look for several of the techniques and concepts we’ve talked about in this course.
Falling Up: Breakdown
Let’s breakdown some of the highlights of my performance of “Falling Up”.
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