Improvisation of the Week

26th January
2010
written by Gary

Even Darker, more mysterious improvisation…. Well really, it’s just a study of the Phrygian mode, in a demented manner, hence the sub-title… Again, for mood, candlelight was necessary, so sorry about the video quality.. But let’s face it, no-one cares about my ugly mug, it’s the audio quality that matters, and that’s fine!

26th January
2010
written by Gary

A Dark, candlelit Improvisation…. Watch out…

26th January
2010
written by Gary

With all the weather we had, i figures it was necessary…

26th January
2010
written by Gary

A long break ended by the snow & christmas. I wanted to do White Christmas, so i thought i should at least make time for one wafer thin improvisation!!!

1st May
2009
written by Gary

And here is the 3rd one. I think this is my favourite so far of the improvisations. It’s a bit cheekier than the others, i’m finally being a bit more relaxed & enjoying it. Less concentration, more music.

1st May
2009
written by Gary

And the second piece from that sunny morning.

1st May
2009
written by Gary

Here is the first of 3 improvisations i did on wednesday morning, sat in the garden with the sun actually shining down. Lovely. Since i’ve been a bit slack in posting for the last month (busy, busy) i thought i’d put all 3 up.

10th March
2009
written by Gary

Nothing fancy this time, just a made up bit of guitar playing, in a nice relaxed setting.

5th March
2009
written by Gary

So, did this one last week, specifically for Dennis Chang to appraise. Which, if anyone is interested, is HERE. So, it’s a bit of a cop out, as far as pure improvisation is concerned, playing along to a pre-recorded backing. But, i wanted “a bit of everything” in this one so you get solo, slow, medium & fast all in the same piece. Next time will be more spontaneous, i promise…

17th February
2009
written by Gary

Well, it’s time for weekly improvisation#2, and this week i present a piece inspired by a story by Bob Holo, to be found HERE

The last chord should resolve so perfectly that no-one (not even Django) could play it effectively, so i’ve left it for you to picture it in your own head (where it will be perfect).Place it where i do a silent strum, or leave yourself hanging, i don’t mind.

Oh, and this one utilises my Digitech Jamman, which i’m sure will become more familiar as time goes on..

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