Playing Emotive Solos

Playing Emotive Solos

Postby Octal » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:48 pm

Pick up your guitar and just begin playing (improvising) a melody, but sing along with it. If you play A B C# on your guitar, sing A B C# (you could even try to harmonize a 5th above or a 3rd or etc.).

I don't even feel obligated to list how many ways this will help.
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Re: Playing Emotive Solos

Postby JamminJommy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:08 pm

This is actually a very helpful exercise I encourage many musicians to do! It basically encourages a connection between your brain and your fingers. If you can sing along with every note, than you are aware of the musical choices you are making.

I love doing this (and so did Hendrix)!


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Re: Playing Emotive Solos

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:01 pm

One of the better-known guitarists for doubling solos with his voice is the great George Benson.

Oteil Burbridge also does this astoundingly well, but on bass!
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