Learning how to compose and improvise will take your musicianship to the super genius level–guaranteed!
The proper study of Composition & Improvisation will teach you that…
- Music is a unique LANGUAGE with its own vocabulary and grammar.
- Composition is like written language–while improvisation is like spoken language.
- An enormous amount of music can be made by using just a small number of very simple PATTERNS combined in interesting ways.
- The very same things that make music tick apply to every style of music: classical, jazz, blues, rock, country, gospel, and more.
- Melody is Harmony and vice versa.
- Musical Patterns (form, meter, rhythm, harmony, melody, scales, chords, chord progressions, embellishments, etc.) should not be conceived as nouns, but as VERBS. In other words, it is not about what a musical pattern is called, but by what that musical pattern does.
- “One-note-at-a-time” is not the way that musicians compose, improvise, and perform written music.
- Successful music-making is more about committing to IDEAS and less about fussing over every little detail.