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October 4, 2020 at 1:24 am #194077Israel UParticipant
Hi all! That was a challenging challenge!
I haven’t jammed with anyone before, and I realized I don’t improvise very well, at least not in this tempo.
So, I made a composition, not an improvisation… but I got a taste of what improvisation with someone is.
It’s a good idea to put this track into the routine practice.
October 4, 2020 at 2:02 am #194086DeniseParticipant
Very good licks, played with much expression. I like your finish lick!
October 4, 2020 at 2:06 am #194090DieterParticipant
Very nice job – reat licks.
October 4, 2020 at 2:21 am #194094Phil BParticipant
That’s a great tone that you have on that guitar Israel and you furnished us with some tasty sounding licks. Great job and I liked the run down at the end of the piece.
October 4, 2020 at 2:47 am #194095LightsParticipant
Wow, Israel! Great licks, bends and vibratos, fine choose tone as well.
October 4, 2020 at 4:09 am #194112GarryParticipant
Played with accuracy and conviction Usrael. Tempo was spot on and transition from rhythm to single line was also excellent. Licks had variety with a bluesy feel and you finished off brilliantly with your final lick. Great performance. All the best!
October 4, 2020 at 4:54 am #194116Laurel CParticipant
That was terrific and considering your reservations it didn’t show. So much to like about this. Will take your advice and retrieve the backing track and use it for practice rather than let it beat me.
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October 4, 2020 at 5:40 am #194119Martin WParticipant
Yep certainly a difficult challenge this month ,I guess that’s why numbers are down . you kept the momentum throughout and in time with a swing feel and a variety of licks. I agree with you on keeping the backing track for practice there’s much to glean from it . Well played .
October 4, 2020 at 9:44 am #194174Mike DParticipant
Very cool !
Live on planet Earth ? You got the blues.
October 4, 2020 at 10:23 am #194187AndréMParticipant
Excellent rendition Israel.
Like the sound of that guitar.
Looks like you had fun doing it.
October 4, 2020 at 10:48 am #194207Alan KParticipant
Really nice Israel. A lot to like. Your rhythm was perfectly timed and played. Very nice lead elements. Loved the bass runs. Awesome ending.
October 4, 2020 at 10:55 am #194213WBluesParticipant
Anyway, Israel; you accepted and mastered the challenge. Stay tuned.
October 4, 2020 at 12:34 pm #194256JoLaParticipant
That was great, Israel! You’ve got a great sense of rhythm, it was a foot-stomping good jam! I think most of us have pre-designed the licks for this challenge – well, I know I have. Just like you, I have never jammed with anyone and coming up with something coherent so fast is way out of my league. Nevertheless, I agree with you that it was a good practice and a good idea to keep doing it 🙂
October 4, 2020 at 1:49 pm #194279JFLParticipant
It was a hard one this month. You found your own way to overcome the challenge and it turned out great! Some cool runs in there. This will no doubt help you practice on improving your improvisation. Good job!
October 4, 2020 at 2:52 pm #194312bruce sParticipant
You carried yourself quite well through that Israel, maybe jamming and improv is your thing!!
October 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm #194326PapParticipant
Nice job Israel, you did a great job. I loved the ending…really nice lick there. Cheers. Pap
October 4, 2020 at 3:47 pm #194339Richard SParticipant
Well played Israel. To me this is the fun part – playing and jamming with others. You got the idea of trading 2s with Brian and you just kept going.
October 5, 2020 at 12:39 am #194520ChollsParticipant
From start to finish I was entertained! Nice job!
October 5, 2020 at 1:25 am #194535Andy NParticipant
I think many of us followed exactly you’re approach of preparing something, I certainly did! The hard work paid off and you sounded a duo and that was the aim. Good job. oh and I agree with you about keeping this as a background practice task.
October 5, 2020 at 2:57 am #194554Israel UParticipant
Thank you so much for your comments!
That was a very educative challenge.
October 5, 2020 at 5:32 am #194597Phil67Participant
very well, licks fit nicely with tempo , last lick is fun.
Where does the white go when snow melts?
October 5, 2020 at 5:46 am #194605Bob UtbergParticipant
Hi Israel! Great job for sure. Excellent use of the whole fret board. You were creative and had never jammed with anyone before? Excellent work here. Bob
Bob U. (aka Bobby Ut)
October 5, 2020 at 6:08 am #194619John HParticipant
Love that guitar. Your improv is original, inspiring and melodic. Thanks for sharing.
October 5, 2020 at 11:29 am #194683snakechislerParticipant
Think this is your best submission yet you really got into the flow and delivered some fine rhythm and licks.
October 5, 2020 at 12:41 pm #194728James BParticipant
Hi Israel. Good start. You’ll be jammin’ with the best of them in no time!
October 5, 2020 at 4:08 pm #194808sunjamrParticipant
Very well played, Israel. Many good licks there, even if you did compose them beforehand. Nothing wrong with that.
October 5, 2020 at 6:12 pm #194828Bruce DParticipant
Good ideas all over the place on the neck. You’re right, this would be a great refresher to play along to. Gets you to think on your feet.
October 6, 2020 at 12:04 pm #194915Dave KParticipant
That was great, Israel. That guitar sounds so cool. Excellent job on this challenge!
October 28, 2020 at 11:20 am #216005Guido Clericus VagansParticipant
Very well played and and enjoyable to listen to. Super final lick, like real pro 😀 !
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