Composing solos

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  1. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    Recently I have hit a wall with my improv, especially noticeable in the classic country group I play with. So in anticipation of our show this Saturday, I'm going to learn the melodies for the songs in our set. I think keeping it simple and just playing the melody with a little flash at the end will sound better, and hopefully lead in to the pedal steel player's solo more nicely.
    Kind of a slow couple days at work with the long weekend coming up, so I just learned "Hello Darlin' "... "Gotta Get Drunk" is next...
     
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    sounds like the right way to go, to me.
     
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    Absolutely a great way to approach any genre of music.
     
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    I wrote up a piece called "The Art of the Solo" that explores the thought processes behind composing a solo. You can find it on my website HERE. Perhaps you can find something useful in it.

    Bob
     
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    Knowing and quoting the melody is always a great way to go. And it can help get you over a plateau. But if you do it all the time, it's not so hip. Your improvisational toolkit should have more than just a hammer in it :)

    You want some inspiration, try this on for size :D

     
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  6. McGlamRock

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    Oh man, that Jim Campilongo! It's great when players surprise you and go off the wall like that
     
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