hello all,
one major problem i am having is to keep track of the timing during improvisation. either, i try to concentrate on the timing and therefore on the change of chords from one bar to the next, which then leads to playing not more than scales or very easy stuff. or, concentrating on the improvisation, i play things which are a bit more interesting, but then i loose track of where in the bar i am, failing to change chords at the right time.

to me there seem to be two approaches: either, play stuff and try to keep an internal metronome which tells you when to switch over from one bar to the next. or, try to imagine the notes which you want to play and their length with your inner eye and fill the virtual bar which you have in your head with the notes, leading to automatic track of where you are.

so, is there an exercise by which i can improve the link between improvisation and timing? what do you think about the two approaches stated above?

thanks and best wishes
crsto
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