How To Improvise On Guitar
Improvisation is the ability to make art on the spot. It is something that comes out of us and expresses who we are and how we feel. It is a language that knows no boundaries.
Part 1: The scales
Four essential scales for improvising on guitar are the minor pentatonic, minor blues, major pentatonic, and the major blues scale. The minor blues scale is simply a minor pentatonic scale with a ♭5 also. A Major blues scale is a major pentatonic with a ♭3. Therefore, when learning the blues scales the pentatonic scales are within those two scales.
Part 2: Variations on the the 1st and 2nd strings and the hybrid scale.
Part 3: Adding the 3rd string to the hybrid scale.
Part 4: Riffs using the blues scales.
Part 5: Riffs using all the strings.
Part 6: Change running over the twelve bar blues.
Part 7: Change running continued.
Part 8: Change running and neighbor notes.
Part 9: Interval maps of the scales and chords.
All of the exercises are in he key of G. The twelve bar blues in the video is a backing track for improvising.