Pat Metheny on Guitar Improvisation
Goin ahead, under
Pat Metheny: The list is endless in terms of things that I’ve tried to do to expand the palate of what being the guitar player in the band is.
Pat Metheny: You know, part of my thing as a guitar player was like, okay, yeah, I’ve got my hollow-body jazz guitar, and I can sit there in the seat, but why do we all do that? I mean, guitar is this infinitely malleable thing. Why can’t I include strumming, like on 80/81, or then later on, the guitar-synth type things, or a single coil kind of sound?
Pretty Scattered up and under
“Goin’ Ahead” and “Pretty Scattered” from 80/81, used courtesy of ECM Records and by permission of Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing a/c Pat Meth Music Corp, BMI.