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Re: Lesson requests?
3/10/2013 8:09 AM
Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:
Yes, Mike. Thanks.
I have a similar background on fingerpicking and bluegrass, but far from your level, of course.
I'll suggest some ideas, may be you can use some.
In fingerpicking I would like to take my playing to the next level, which I think consists on making my own variations of the tunes. I sing a little bit and usually I sing a verse or verse-chorus and play a solo. My solos are most of the times around the melody.
My idea to develop further would be trying to do the chords in other regions of the fretboard and see what comes out in terms of playing in these new positions.
If you could make a lesson on how to make new variations, it would be very interesting. If you use some known fingerpicking songs like Freight Train, Banks of the Ohio or some other simple tunes it would help.
In flatpicking bluegrass I would like to learn how to improvise. How to get started on it. Something more pratical than the advise "learn as many fiddle tunes as you can", which of course I think is correct...
Also in jazz. How to get started playing over chord changes, with a jazz sound. Would like to come out of the pentatonics trap. Let's say (I've posted a question here about it) you have a standard blues progression I7-IV7-V7 to solo over but you want to make it sound as jazz, not blues. How could you suggest I do to take it progressively step by step from blues to jazz?
Thanks, all the best