Now the elements that we use,
whether we play single string or if we put
some other chordal things in there
depends in our improvisation, depends on
the context we're in.
Now, if we're working with a group and
we're working with another harmonic
instrument either piano or
another guitar then we're gonna lean more
towards playing single string
lines because we don't want to to clash
with the other harmonic instrument.
And of course, if we have a double bass
there we wanna stay out of the double
basses territory, not just in terms of
playing bass lines but
also sonically out of the bass player's,
bass player's range.
You don't really want to play a lot of
things around about here.
Cuz the bass is gonna, the bass
is gonna be around here and if you play
that it's, it's gonna sound very muddy.
The bass player won't like you for it too
much because it kind of
it really interferes sonically with this
in terms of sound vibrations
with what the bass player is playing, it
just, just doesn't sound good.
So you wanna find something, gotta find
the, the, the range that, that suits that.
There's times when if you play with
another another instrument,
[COUGH] another harmonic instrument where
you can put other chordal things,
but this is, you know, if it's a musician
you've worked with on a regularly and you
know when that other musician will know
when maybe to drop out if you need say
well actually I'm gonna.
When it comes to this I'm gonna start
bringing in some chordal things and.
But that's not going to work if the piano
player is already playing this kind of
thing behind you.
And if you start playing that as well.
It's gonna be a,
it's gonna be a train wreck.
You know, it's gonna be just all stuff
going on or stepping on each other's toes.
So that is, is down to really listening.
Again, so much, so much of playing music
has got to do with actually listening,
listening what's going on to each other.
That, there just some kind of rough rules
if you're playing with another
harmonic instrument that's doing this kind
of doing some kind of backing there.
Go more in the direction of playing single
lines rather than going getting into
chordal things and unless you know that
other musician really well and you got
some kind of agreement going on between
you over who's going to drop out, or you
have a little arrangement maybe when you,
you both play chordal things together.
But you probably need to have some kind of
arrangement working there,
and stay out of the bass player's
Stay out of that kind of range here
there's gonna be all kind of sonic things
going on that are gonna just not sound
It's gonna sound very, very muggy.
So that, that's just some very good rules
to go by.
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