Re: Improv

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Posted by ken k on June 24, 1999 at 07:13:27:

In Reply to: Improv posted by John Hreha on June 23, 1999 at 13:19:44:

First of all learn the melody to the tune you are playing. Keep playing the melody over and over again and again. As you play the melody, change something. Change a note, change a rhythm, change the artix, keep changing the original melody to the song until you come up with your own melody based on the song your are "improvising" to. So many people get bogged down in the chords and scales but just as you, don't know whrer to start. Dixieland and early jazz improv, evolved this way. It was not until later when people started to analyze what these cats were playing that they came up with all these scales etc. Don't get me wrong, to really know what you are doing you must learn these other tools, but you aren't going to do that in two to three days. just learn the melody and change it and have fun doing it! ken k

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