The Knowledge Hub

LEARN JAZZ FLUTE: I KNOW HOW TO READ MUSIC, BUT HOW DO I IMPROVISE

ChandraMusic Shared By ChandraMusic on 24-Mar-2012 -- 05:02 PM

Learn Jazz Flute: I Know How to Read Music, but How do I Improvise?

 


Already of the people that want to start improvising are already good musicians and know how to play their instrument, but are reluctant to try improvising, although they would like to free themselves from the constrains of sheet music. Here is a tip that can make you start improvise right away.

Pick a simple chord succession (ie a blues or a turnaround), and limit the choice of notes to the notes of the chord. For example, if you are playing on F7, just use F, A, C, Eb and NOTHING ELSE. When you are switching to Bb7, try playing ONLY Bb, D, F, Ab... and so on. Don't allow yourself to play notes other than the ones that you picked. However, allow yourself to use the whole range of your instrument - i.e. you can play each note no matter what octave they belong to. Then improvise.

The Blues I improvise on is a simple F blues:

F7 |Bb7|F7 |F7 |
Bb7|Bb7|F7 |Am D7|
Gm |C7 |F7 D7|Am D7|


check out my blog: www.learnjazzflute.com


Rating

Flag if the content is Inappropriate/Obscene or Broken

Browse by Topic

North Indian 

Western 

South Indian 

Music Genres 

Computer 

Other 

Eastern 

Acoustic

Electric and electronic Instruments