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Old 12-09-2017, 07:21 PM   #1
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I know my phrasing is not the best.

Going back & listening to my recordings on these jams, I hear something that I don't hear while actually playing. My phrases tend to either stop short of the very note that punctuates them or I add one or two notes beyond where I should stop.

It makes me wonder WTH I was thinking when I was playing. In the moment, I must just miss this because I'm thinking about what to do several measure down the road...

How do you get better at phrasing, or what are some tricks you have learned or some tips you can share? How do you stop thinking & just let it go....
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:03 PM   #3
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Robbie Calvo has a great course called 'Power Phrasing'. I highly recommend.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:05 PM   #4
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Try listening and copying any guitar players that you like.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:04 AM   #5
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I record my playing, listen to it and change things.
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Robbie Calvo has a great course called 'Power Phrasing'. I highly recommend.
I'm on it !!!! Thanks !

If anyone else is interested here is a link to the intro of the course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHFe3EafOYE


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I record my playing, listen to it and change things.
I record, I listen, I find it hard to change/get out of my rut
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I would say learn some solos. Learn licks and incorporate them into your playing. Learn to steal great bits here and there. This really is important. Learn a blues solo by BB king, or a solo by gilmour. This is the fastest way to learn.

Also another good thing to do is to sing all your phrases. Sing what you are playing. I try to do this.

You can also limit yourself. Take two or three notes and see what you can do. Work on bends, slides, trills, hammer ons and pull offs and everything in between.

Also the first step to improving is knowing what you gotta improve. And by the way, your playing is getting better really fast right now Aly! I havent had much time lately to participate in jams and discussions but each time I listen to one of your jams I hear improvement. Keep it going!!!

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Old 12-10-2017, 05:08 PM   #8
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I would say learn some solos. Learn licks and incorporate them into your playing. Learn to steal great bits here and there. This really is important. Learn a blues solo by BB king, or a solo by gilmour. This is the fastest way to learn.

Also another good thing to do is to sing all your phrases. Sing what you are playing. I try to do this.

You can also limit yourself. Take two or three notes and see what you can do. Work on bends, slides, trills, hammer ons and pull offs and everything in between.

Also the first step to improving is knowing what you gotta improve. And by the way, your playing is getting better really fast right now Aly! I havent had much time lately to participate in jams and discussions but each time I listen to one of your jams I hear improvement. Keep it going!!!

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Agree on all that, and really good advice too
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Think of phrasing as how you talk- you can shout, talk.ver.y.stac.cato, or talklegatowherethings sound smoother.

How you attack the strings comes into play too. Your phrasing is determined by what techniques you know, but I think equipment can come into play. I've been working on legato and tapping for years, but I can't maintain the same volume, unless I have my gain turned way up, which isn't the sound I normally want.

I've been working on my string rakes as part of my phrasing.

Playing behind, ahead, or on the beat is part of phrasing. I tend to play behind the beat a lot.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:58 PM   #10
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You might try alternate tunings on your guitar. The difference in sound and fingering might have you listening to the sound differently, and thinking differently.
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