tips on improvising

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  1. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    Wow, so many great tips from so many great musicians. I will certainly practice every bit of information you've given me. Thank you all for taking the time to answer my question. I did'nt know there were so many resources available. Thanks again.
     
  2. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    Amen to that. Every time I go to a jam session and hear other musicians, I am reminded of all the things I still need to learn.
     
  3. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    Sure, go right ahead zappamusic2010. Great to get more input.
     
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  4. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Hi songbook,
    As you probably know, improvising is the art of creating a new melody(by using little sequences) with respect to the original melody.
    However, to do this a person really needs to be able to play the notes in the chords.
    This is why I highly recommend the spit book. It is a method of learning improvisation known as "Improvisational Reading" that allows the person to play the sequences from the pages in the spit book AND still be able to play the melody at the same time.
     
  5. zappamusic2010

    zappamusic2010 Pianissimo User

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    Ditto ditto ditto ditto :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    markie, first time I ever heard of the spit book. I'll have to check it out.
     

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