AAAW, one of my all time favourite ballads, is this thread open to anyone to post a version or is it just for people on that course thingy?
The educational side was also in the front of my mind as I have had a fair few forum members asking me in person advice via PM etc as to how to do certain things in playing/improvisation so maybe it would be a good learning device for those newer to improvisation if a player like myself (not meant in an arrogant sense) was able to give an insight into my personal approach to improvisation and thought processes with a basic analytic break down. May be a good idea if people were to transcribe certain solo sections that interest them and wish to incorporate into their own playing then maybe share their findings on here for all to digest. Just an idea, and i am glad to help out in any way.Yes, it's open to anyone to post. It's not a showcase thread though. Perhaps? Guys that are more proficient improvisers, might like to explain what they are actually playing. That doesn't have to be note for note, but perhaps when you record tunes you could play in a way that you might be able to explain here in words. Eg " First 4 bars I was using chord tones" " Next 4 bars I used a common scale but not starting on the root" " for the bridge I played this" etc etc. That way there will be an aural ref so people can hear and read what is going on.
That said you don't have to and it's not a rule to post you explain, it just would be really good and would make a very good educational tool.
I thought you did do the course Ian? Did I misundertsand that?
I had assumed this thread was open to anyone but not sure. That's if you don't mind upsetting us all by making us realise even more how rubbish we are! lol Sorry I shouldn't speak for everyone else... how rubbish I am!
...but to me nobody who dedicates themselves to learn music is rubbish, i think it is great...