Watch the Improvisational Solo online guitar lesson by Bill Evans from The Language of Improvisation
I am playing on a Blues in Bb .I start my solo by playing very simple. I’m not playing fast lines in the beginning, or trying to play everything I know in the first 2 minutes of the solo. I’m putting together the “words “and “sentences “I spoke about in the beginning of the course. I want the listener to hear the words, sentences, and phrases. We’ll analyze it later. Listen to the dynamics. I push some notes, bend some others, and swing my phrases in a Do-da-Do da fashion. I’m not trying to sound like a robot either. When you improvise, you want to have feeling. No matter what instrument you play, you have the ability to play soft, loud, slow, fast, etc. Use all of your options BUT within the guidelines of this course so that your solos MAKE SENSE AND SOUND GOOD!