If you want to listen to a great improvised version of You are my Sunshine on the guitar then ff to 7 minutes.
If you don't know these two then to clarify: Joe K. Walsh is a very good mandolin player/teacher and Scott Nygaard is the same on the guitar. It's not really instrument specific. They go through about 6 different ways to improvise, from changing one note, to improvising over the rhythm of the piece, to composing a solo beforehand. One of the things i really liked was Scott Nygaard's comments on the CAGED method. In my experience a lot of people's explanation stops there and it leaves you in a sort of cul-de-sac, he puts it in context and takes things a lot further.
You don't need to read music.
It was one of those things that I thought I'd listen to and was pleasantly surprised all the way through. I learnt a lot so thought I'd share.
ocarolan: I expect he just fell over and rectum.
Aug 4, 2020 12:35:38 GMT
robmc: Well close Keith, I was on roller skates being towed down a hill by my friend on a bike, for extra speed...you can guess the rest
Aug 4, 2020 18:04:31 GMT
robmc: Dinner break over... Roller skates out from under me, 80s short shorts offering little protection, skin removed from half way up my thighs and both cheeks. Disinfectant stung just a wee bit.
Aug 4, 2020 18:44:49 GMT
robmc: And to make it worse, half way through my mother applying the disinfectant, my brother and the girl from next door, who we both liked, came in to see the show.
Aug 4, 2020 18:47:27 GMT
scorpiodog: Rob, you do, you realise, now have to write a song about the incident. With all the embarrassing details.
Aug 5, 2020 11:19:58 GMT
ocarolan: That'll be a cracking song alright!
Aug 5, 2020 11:40:29 GMT
NewDave: Ouch. What hurt more, your pride or your legs?
Aug 5, 2020 12:58:28 GMT
martinrowe: 'Slippin and a Slidin'
Aug 5, 2020 13:18:01 GMT
robmc: I don't know Paul, it's all still pretty raw... Although, how about 'Nevermind the Buttocks'. Dave, legs and bum definitely hurt more than pride, although my pride still hurt!
Aug 5, 2020 21:14:02 GMT
scorpiodog: Yes, Rob. I can see you in a Sex Pistols tribute band. Or you could do a Tony Bennett and use "I scraped my arse and banned machismo".
Aug 6, 2020 10:59:16 GMT
NewDave: Or you could do the Sarah Brightman classic, I lost my arse to a starship trooper.
Aug 6, 2020 17:11:47 GMT
robmc: Interesting suggestions, I'll work on my own magnum opus and simply call it 'Skidmarks'
Aug 6, 2020 22:00:22 GMT
scorpiodog: What? Like "Underpants is theft"? Or "The means of defecation must be in the hands of the proletariat"? Oh, sorry, no. That's Skidmarx.
Aug 7, 2020 9:41:34 GMT
NewDave: Power to the Poop hole?
Aug 7, 2020 14:39:01 GMT