I've only been playing 6 months, but making reasonable progress according to my teacher. I'm currently working on the Jamie Abersold Maiden Voyage 54 book. The tunes.. no problem (ok I may not be exactly **** hot but I can read and play them with accuracy and reasonably good timing. And I can manage the blues scales . But when I try to put a little together on my own..it just sounds awful. (I suppose I could call it 'experimental' ) I have no idea how to start.. I think I'm trying to make it complicated instead of instinctive. Any tips please, before the neighbours start to complain? Really really basic tips... Cheers!