Most of the time you hear single note eighth note lines when listening to jazz. When you start to integrate diads into those lines you’ll get some really spicy flavors that go great with the blues and really any other standard. In this lesson I’ll show you the diads I like to use and how to start practicing them so that you can spice up your single note improvisation lines.
Action creates reaction. If motivation and inspiration naturally found us, there would be millions of Monet’s, da Vinci’s and Oscar Peterson’s in the world. Unfortunately, to spark creativity we need to do things that ignite it! In this podcast I’ll show you 5 amazing ways to bring more creativity and exploration to your improvisation.
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Practicing improvisation can be nebulous to say the least. What do you practice? How do you practice? When we’re able to take a step back, and plan out our improvisation practice session using this 3 step process you’ll make much more progress in a shorter amount of time.
Setting restraints forces us to play things we never would have thought of on our own. By limiting our choices, we actually drastically increase the amount of creativity in our lines. Restraints help us to bypass muscle memory and create new pathways through the harmonies. Check out these 3 strategies to implement restraints into your practice routine and jumpstart your creativity!
It’s hard to break out of habits. A lot of times we play on autopilot but guess what, in order to make progress we need to STOP. We need to pay close attention to what we’re playing and analyze it. Then after we’re AWARE of what we’re doing, we need to play the opposite texture. This episode will show you an easy process you can use to instantly break out of your improv norms.
This piece of content is taken directly from inside our Jazz Piano School Members area. It’s called the “Improvisation Bootcamp Masterclass”. This is my 11 step improvisation blueprint that is meant to take a step back and show you all the steps you need to master in order to become the burnin’ improv player you want to be. This is juicy my friends. Now does each one of these steps take a lot of hard-work and time? Absolutely! But…if you follow this plan and move through these meticulously you’ll grow exponentially! Have fun!