this groove has been bugging me for the longest. i forget the sample but mac miller the rapper used this in his original song keep floatin. i had chopped this up and recorded over it. i think i may have gotton excited and rushed into the solo. any other ideas besides space and repetition you guys think you be a good idea in building a solo structure. by the way i've been playing for five years if that matters. thanks

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hey man, you obviously have a passion for music and you're definitely going in the right direction.

ok, here's a detailed observation that could help you get out of a pattern i notice in your playing.  basically, your note durations are for the most part short and you're leading the beat in a lot of your lines.

in some music leading the beat, being on top of the beat, pushing ahead without losing time, etc... is the way to play it.  but in your clips, this is relaxing music, chill out music, so being in front of the beat kind of gives it a not-relaxing feel.

on your note durations, they are all pretty short regardless if you're playing single lines or chords.  they last about a beat.

one of the things i'd experiment with in order to break out of these habits is to play your notes and chords on beat 2 and hold them until the next bar starts.  get into the sound, get relaxed, like, stopping for a moment to let the sound wash over you.

remember to breathe.  remember to relax.  play some longer notes.

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thats one of the best advice anyone has given me. so basically with slow tempos relax more an use longer note values to flow with the music. suggestion will be taken into consideration. thanks
how's it been going with the new ideas about grooving to that music?
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