+1 blues jams are great for 'just diving in'I don't see why you can't aim to play at a jam session - especially blues - easy to hear the structure, and simple to solo over in a Minor Pentatonic/Blues Scale. Do you have a tutor who can work with you to achieve that?
If only I could do that it sounds so simple I'm sure I'm missing something....johnAnother plus 1 for blues jam. Keep it simple - less really can be more. As Artylady (sorry don't know your name ) says try sticking to the minor pentatonic/blues notes, although overused can become boring (imho) so add a few passing notes for interest. Once you've done it once you'll be so ready to do it again and again. Nothing like playing with others to get the artistic juices flowing. Enjoy
The destination keeps changing. Enjoy the journey. If you get to your destination and stay there, the trip's over and life gets boring.thanks everyone - they're right - this is a really useful place to be! And encouraging too. I guess it is all about the journey rather than the destination
Have you been watching THE MATRIX again....JohnSearching the soundscape for new horizons is an endless quest. The horizon remains the same distance no matter how far you travel. Don't forget your way home and remember not to try to bend the saxophone — that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth: there is no saxophone.
Wow, that's a groovy way to look at it. My percentages were meant to sketch some sort of energy balance between 'speaking' and 'listening', as it were. I assumed that producing sound does require energy and effort. There is no straight flow from surrounding sounds to what comes out of a player's instrument, unless the instrument is a perfect microphone with built in amplifier. ;}Sinne....I think that in order to be completely in the groove with others ....... one's playing has to be completely unconscious and 100% of your conscious attention is on listening to what is happening in the song...i.e. the sum of what the others are playing.
That gives me a long way to go I'm still struggling to play along with a backing track without totally losing my own playing...JohnSinne....I think that in order to be completely in the groove with others ....... one's playing has to be completely unconscious and 100% of your conscious attention is on listening to what is happening in the song...i.e. the sum of what the others are playing.