Bryan Aspey: Composition and Improvisation

Bryan Aspey:
Composition and Improvisation

Today I received a question from a friend on YouTube who prompted me to share my thoughts on composition and improvisation. Here's the question:

hi bryan,
i have one question concerning the solo in the shred this competition:
did you improvise it or was it a composed solo?
id be happy to know!!!

Great question! All of my recorded solos begin as improvisation, then gradually become crafted into composition. I love to improvise, and try to keep the spirit of improvisation in mind whenever I play, but my personal approach is based on my belief that:

Composition is improvisation captured and perfected
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