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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geoffshort, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. geoffshort


    Mar 29, 2005
    Bassiclly I've been wanting to solo in some of my songs or when my band just jams. I've been trying to...but I just can't get anything to sound good :bawl: . So do you guys have any tips for jazz/blues soloing?

    Thanks :)
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    This might work better in the Instruction or Technique forums...
  3. I'm not sure how green you are to soloing, but if you are just learning, try just fooling around in the blues scale, there is so much room for creativity in there, and it's tough to hit a wrong note.
  4. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    give the penatonic a shot while soloing. This is the first scale i learned to solo on and its tough to play something that doesnt sound good. Start lower on say G, then work your way to the G on the 15th fret and noodle around high up.
  5. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Start slow; learn to walk before you can run.
  6. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Speaking of which, learn to walk. Literally. Play all the old blues stuff, the shuffles, it'll help.