13 Free Improvisation S&I

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.

2 thoughts on “13 Free Improvisation S&I

  1. Hi Dr Liesch,

    This is a really helpful document on free improvisation.

    I have been doing free improvisational electric guitar for a while as part of my church’s worship services. However, I have been doing it mostly by ear, so your document has giving me some new things to think about.

    Thank you.

    Have a good day,

    Gary L
    Southern NH

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