I'm learning to improvise right now, using different approaches. At this moment I'm still getting to know the fretboard, and it's going pretty well.
Quite often I practice by just jamming on my own, without anyone else or jamtracks, just to check if I can play anywhere I want to without making mistakes.
Yesterday I suddenly realize I almost always improvise blues music, with a rhythmic feel (triplets)! The fun thing is: I never ever listen to blues!
I began to study the guitar again because I wanted to focus on rock lead guitar. But everytime I end up playing blues with a groove...
I guess it also comes from playing in pentatonic a lot lately, since I found a method to do that quit easily, but I also frequently play the complete scale. And also this kind of blues isn't hard to play because usually there is no shred speed needed and the chord schemes often stick to one scale. Specially when Iplay without a band or jamtrack...
I was suprised by this myself. I'm even thinking about getting some good jamtracks (with REAL musicians, not midi...) in blues style. I do not have plans to buy some blues cd's though: I like playing it, not really listening to it!
I wonder if more people know this: you play the guitar because you like it and you play a style you like to play. But this isn't always the style you prefer to listen to!
Come to think of it... I spend about 20 years playing acoustic guitar (besides electric), playing classic stuff but also contemporary, modern things . I had a lot of fun doing so. I even performed for others. But I never ever (well, almost) listened to that kind of music! I don't have cd's with that kind of music, and I never went to a concert with that kind of music!
Isn't it cruel...? By performing that music myself, I made my family and friends listen to stuff which I would never listen to myself...
Anyone else has this too? Or am I an exception?