The process of improvising: (1) learn chords thoroughly (or choose a progression like the circle of fifths); invent a motive; stick to one style (don’t drift into others); gradually introduce more syncopation, ornamentation, rhythmic subtlety, and range. Demonstration.
Small motivic shapes; sequencial phrase shapes; reductive graph of broader shape. Compositional ideas for improvising.
Ways of connecting melody notes: approach, departure, encircling, & zigzag shapes; chains, fills, repeated, & stepwise connectors.