I consider myself an experienced guitarist....having been playing for nearly 30 years, studied at the college level with Jazz and Classical instructors, and been in numerous bands playing for real audiences from cover bands to Big Band swing groups, to the church worship band. But here is what frustrates me about improvising: My chops and creativity are great in the basement. But those inspired moments seem harder to make happen on stage. Its not exactly stage fright (I get the excited energy, not really FEAR) but somehow the pressure of the moment sometimes inhibits my playing and I end up going to the same old cliches. Bugs me that I'm not as 'musical' at those times. Anyone else ever feel that?