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Musical ideas to break you out of that rut!

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by McGlamRock, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Poster Extraordinaire

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    I had a great improv teacher when I was younger. He gave me this list of musical ideas & devices we like to hear when listening to people improvise. This paper talks about soloing in the 'jazz style', but I think it is applicable everywhere where improvisation is concerned.
    I also think one needs only a minimal understanding of music theory for this list to be helpful. Every time I feel uninspired and can't think of anything good to play; after I read this, something imaginative always comes to mind. E833391E-59F2-4F31-9384-DBEC5322C57D.jpeg
     
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    McGlamRock Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think the last part is perhaps the most important:

    NO, WE CAN'T THINK OF ALL THIS WHILE PLAYING. THINK WHEN YOU PRACTICE. ENJOY WHILE YOU PLAY.
     
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    Or, as one of my teachers used to say, "practice the method, perform the result".
     
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