OK, so hopefully you've spent some time (weeks? hopefully) assimilating those ideas. I will now give to you, the biggest 2 improvisation secrets I know. To quote "Crossroads" this is "the winning boys magic, the mojo hand"
- (this is the fruition of 7 years of music school)....add passing tomes. For our purposes, passing tones are either half step (one fret) or whole step above or below an arpeggio tone or scale note. Precede your "E" with an "Eb". Precede your "G" with an "Ab"
- if you really wanna be good at this, practice a lot. Diligently. Coltrane practiced 8 hours a day in a freight elevator, and then gigged at night. You think you have masterd this lesson after only a year? Please. you haven't barely scratched the surface.
sorry, no more ranting