How to Not Get Lost While Improvising

I remember always asking my teachers how they were able to keep track of the time and not get lost while improvising. Do you know what their response was most of the time? “I don’t know, I just feel it.” Unfortunately to most students out there, this type of response does not help you WHATSOEVER. So, in this video I’m going to deliver some actionable exercises you can work on to actually help you NOT get lost while improvising. I promise if you work on these, you’ll know exactly where you are the entire time.

The Moanin’ Blues/Gospel Octave Trick!

Moanin’ is a classic jazz tune for a number of reasons. The soulful, blues, and gospel sound that the tune expresses and the amazing solo Bobby Timmons takes utilizing the octave trick that I’m about to show you in this video. EVERYONEEEEE should have this quick little octave improvisation trick in their tool bag. It may not be easy to execute right off the bat but it’s VERYYY easy to learn, and I can teach it to you in less than 10 minutes. Here we go!

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