@BanjoBen Really didn’t know where to ask this question and worse than that I don’t even know how to ask it without sounding stupid…so I’ll just settle for ignorant.
I’ve been working on East Tennessee Blues for mandolin and you play some really cool licks as you do on everything. My question is (if this even makes sense) let’s say you have the basic melody/structure down pretty good in any tune, what are your thoughts about instead of say playing the exact movements/licks precisely as tabbed out but rather improvising as to what you hear in addition to using a choice of certain riffs you are playing? Does that make any sense? Example of sorts you play a cool ending on the tune that I mentioned but as you know you can take that lick or any lick and turn it a lot of different ways. Plus I’ve just never wanted to use tabs to try and play something exactly one way, that’s just me. On any genre I’ve just always wanted to play what I feel and hear.