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Improving Lines.
Slowdown and improve your lines.
Repeat Two Bars. A method to improve your melodic lines.
Add Rhythm
. The character of a melody changes when rhythm comes in.
Painting in 3 colors. A basic way to improvise.
Peace. A little workshop for a beautiful Horace Silver tune.
Left Hand Do Something. How to improve your lefthand.
Scales. Why and how we play and practise scales.
Altered Scale. How to explane and explore Altered.
Walking Bass. A straight forward walking bass with a good sound and groove is not so difficult at all.
Improving Lines. Slow down, listen and improve your lines. Back to basic, a single 9 note line. Can you improve it? Try, do and grow. It will take some time but your lines get better and better for sure.
Repeat Two Bars. There are many ways to explore and study improvisation. To repeat two bars and focus on simple but clear lines will improve the ability to play more natural lines.
Add Rhythm. The character of a melody changes when rhythm comes in. It's getting less instrumental and gets a more vocal flavor, lyrics comming in.
Painting in 3 colors. There are many ways to approach music and the piano, by theory, chords, scales, search and find, just doing etc. This approach touse of three colors, scales or a group of keys is one of them to gain freedom, investigate sounds and possibilities. Do not think too much, explore, listen and paint.
Peace, a Little Workshop for the beautiful Horace Silver composition Peace. Some chords but the focus here is how to study and get better melody lines.
Left Hand Do Something. How to improve your lefthand. Just say 'lefthand Do something".
Here some examples.
Scales. Why and how we play and practise scales. No magic just very practical and do the workouts.
Altered Scale. How to explane and explore Altered? Use an iPad and you'll see that it's simple. Almost every note of a C-Major scale is changed, altered. Then start to make melodies.
Walking Bass. A straight forward walking bass with a good sound and groove is not so difficult at all.
1585, 1235, 1231 to begin with.
And later an additional guide tone on the last note for the next chord.