Watch the Rhythmic Phrasing online guitar lesson by Robert Renman from Blues Booster
Rhythmic Phrasing - this is one of the most important aspects of improvisation. It can also be a way to make phrases really stand out. Phrasing is in itself a pretty big topic, but what I want to focus on here is the rhythm aspect, where we try and find interesting and useful rhythms to use in our solos. The best way to do this is to use your mouth/voice. Now I'm probably the worst singer north of Antarctica, but that's ok. It's not the notes I care about here - it's the rhythm. To get better at this, listen over and over to good players and good solos, and hum along with them. Do this until you have memorized the rhythm, even it's just one single phrase. At that point, you will be able to play the phrase on the guitar. If you don't have the rhythm in your head, you can't play it well either. This something that is very important, and it's something that you quickly get better at over time too, the more you do it. **Robert says he is using the A blues scale, but meant to say Em :).