Tuesday, July 5, 2011
How are you doing on this gorgeous Tuesday morning? We're going to start off July with a great lesson on beginning improvisation.
W're using the 12-bar blues form (just 3 chords) and then using the song "Freres Jacques" as a stepping-off point for improvising.
This is called Musical Quotation when you use pre-existing melodies as a basis for either composition or improvisation. This practice is done a lot in jazz.
It's really amazing how creative you can get with a few simple notes!
Video Piano Lesson
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Have a wonderful day.
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