So here I am again. Sometime around a month ago, I realized that I really really suck at improvising over fast chord changes. I try to go too fast at times and end up with twisted fingers....other times I just don't get the groove right i.e.- my timing sucks. So I've been practicing for a while...playing on just 2 or 4 chords changing every beat (or two). I think I've got some headway in terms of melodies and groove in the last few practices so one fine evening(namely today) I decided to record one of my practices. It's not exactly one shot in the sense that I took 3 or 4 trial runs on this minute long clip but the only thing I retained from there was the Dm-G7 arpeggio combo. Another thing I've really been practicing is playing Octaves. I still suck badly at them and am making virtually no progress in that area. Oh well....and another thing I've been working on is running down in patterns and stopping at a great note. I've tried that right at the end before the chords stop. That was my turn...now it's yours. This isn't a showcase of any sort for me. I'm trying to do different things in these excercises and I'm pretty open to suggestions related to the way I'm playing and what I'm doing wrong. I also virtually feed of praise. Now you tell me a) whether you liked what I'm playing (b) What I could do to make you like my playing better (c) What I can work on in terms of technique (d) Some other tricks that I can use Another thing I'd really appreciate would be if someone could give me tips and tricks they use to improvise over fast rythms in general. Also, If other people would improvise on these chords and post recordings so that I can shamelessly mooch ideas off you, I would greatly appreciate it. Edit: I was about to upload the file on geocities but I'm on dialup and yahoo is being a bitch so I'll lower the bitrate and add it as an attachment on IGT.