Improvisation

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Composition and Improvisation

Learning Goals To deeply understand how music really works To start thinking about music like a composer, not a computer.

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Blues & Boogie Woogie School: Intro/Turnaround #3

A good intro builds excitement and establishes expectations before jumping into a tune, while a turnaround (typically the last two

  • Blues
  • January 13, 2019
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Blues & Boogie Woogie School: Triplet Riff #3

A Riff is a melodic-rhythmic snippet that is repeated again and again over the chord changes, a very simple but effective way

  • Blues
  • January 6, 2019
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Gospel School: Mixolydian Triads

Mixolydian Triads are a tasty, Bluesy way to play over a dominant 7 chord…Applied to a C7 chord…. Study-Practice Notes:

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Composition & Improvisation: Commonly-Used Chord Patterns: C Minor Triad

Successful Composition and Improvisation is not just about melodic invention. An enormous range of music can be created by playing chords

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Composition & Improvisation: Commonly-Used Chord Patterns: C Major Triad

Successful Composition and Improvisation is not just about melodic invention. An enormous range of music can be created by playing chords