I've shown you ways of playing around
And, very, very simply
Simplifying the whole idea of the playing
on scales or modes.
if they are the systems you use then
what very often happens now.
And, this is really the, the whole essence
of, of my, my system, my method.
Is for you to create for yourself a flow
Now, very often when we're playing, we, we
have an idea, we got ideas, we kind of
know what we want to play, but some how it
just doesn't come out here at all.
This is why I think it's really important
you always to practice in your mind, think
It's almost as if I'm teaching you two
things running in parallel.
How to play the guitar is, is one thing.
How to play the guitar is this one thing
And, the other thing is how to make music,
and putting the two things together.
And, it's surprising how often those two
things don't meet.
We know, we know what we want to make
music, and we know how to play the guitar,
but somehow we can't put the two together.
And, the way I've always found that works
very effectively here is to, we need to
build a bridge.
And, the way to build a bridge.
As if we have, we gather the knowledge
that we need for this.
From that, we create ideas without the
Don't even think about playing the guitar
at this point.
Create ideas in your mind,
and then the bridge is you vocalize,
vocalize those ideas.
So, phrases you can think of.
vocalize it, and then play it.
So, I'm all my musical ideas are coming
It's not coming from here, it's not coming
from the guitar.
Those musical ideas are coming from me,
but through vocalizing it.
That's a way of kinda building a bridge so
that you can play that.
This is something I really suggest you do
as, as, as much as possible.
When you've got your guitar, you just,
just sit here,
think of, think of a phrase, then play it.
Just sit at home, sing something, then
And then, start putting the two together.
So, I'm, all my music ideas are coming
from me, but I'm building a bridge from my
musical ideas to the guitar.
And, the way I'm doing that is by
Then, once you've vocalized it, drop the
Unless, you're a great singer, which
obviously I'm not.
Drop the vocals.
And then, just
What I am doing there is these are musical
These are the lines that I'm thinking in
my, have going on in my head.
I manage to bridge from my musical ideas
to playing those on the guitars.
The guitar isn't playing these ideas this
music does not come out of this guitar,
out of this instrument.
They're not created in this instrument.
They, I'm making, I'm, I'm creating these
And then, I'm, through
vocalizing my musical ideas, putting them
onto the guitar.
I'm creating a flow, a bridge, and then
I'm, I'm able to play, these ideas.
And, this is something you can develop,
and you can develop it very, very simply,
just by,singing a, a four or five note
phrase, then copying it on the guitar.
After a while, this is what I was saying,
right at the very beginning of
developing a relationship with the
Eventually after, I don't want you even to
even think about playing the guitar.
I don't think, I don't want you to even,
when you're sitting and playing,
and then after you've played,
you think to yourself oh, I didn't, I
didn't even notice I was playing.
I want the guitar to disappear.
For me, that's what happens, when I'm in
that creative process of improvising.
And, all these musical ideas that I'm
creating, whether I'm playing solo, or
within a group, I'm not, the thinking
I'm not thinking about music at all.
What is happening is that my musical ideas
that I'm creating are flowing
in, into the guitar.
When that happens, you have this real flow
You know what it's like.
We all have it.
I have it as well.
Sometime, I have an idea and
it just doesn't make it onto the guitar
cuz of the flow has, has stopped somehow.
And usually, it's because I've started
thinking too much.
I've started thinking too much about the
technicality of playing.
That's why, we have to learn these things
We have to learn how to be a really good
How to know, to learn how the instrument
How we can get all the musical ideas we
want onto this guitar.
And then, in parallel with that, we
develop our musicality, and
then we gotta get the two together.
And, when those two tram lines go
they're perfectly together, then that's
when you become a musician.
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