Well, here I go just wanting to make the first thread in a new forum again. But here's a question that's been on my mind lately; When you imporvise, what approach do you take; More arpeggiated, scale-oriented, or chromatic? Something else? Is there a best way to do it for each situation, or just what sounds right? I have always improvised more within a scale, but have recently started peppering my improvising with some chromatic stuff after an improv clinic at the NT jazz festival. also, do you always/usually get back to the root on chord changes, or just keep playing as long as you are in the right scale? I have trouble getting back to the root sometimes. Any tips or words of wisdom?