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I have a few thoughts for you. First off, r lo is entirely right about his answer; you need to listen to the genre enough for it to become internalized. Playing scales over chord changes will only get you so far and will usually leave your sound less than authentic. Listen to the masters. To take it one step further, transcribing Jazz standards will help ...


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I suggest immersing yourself in fundamental blues as a building block to improve your jazz solos. Messing with the minor/major movement of the third, finding the right place for what some call the "blue note" - the flat five - diddling with the flat seventh, these may seem like child's play compared to what you aspire to accomplish, but if you have these ...


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I have the same type of problem going from Rock to Country. I learned the scales and licks for country but can't improvise like a country player. Why is that? Because music is a language and in order to learn how to improvise you need to know how to speak it. You can learn all the scales and theory but not know how to improvise. So you have to listen to a ...


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One-Finger Soloing It's a very simple technique but I came across this recently. You literally choose one finger on your fretting hand - index most likely - and are only allowed to use this finger. The idea is it breaks your ingrained muscle memory of playing scale patterns. And also, following the scale is now no easier in terms of finger movement than ...



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