Music Improv Class Notes - pearlbluegrass

INSTRUCTOR:  Taught by JP Shafer
NOTES:  Documentation by Bill Cruise & Sue Knorre
LINKS:  * Click links below to read or print class notes *

CLASS-1: What is Improv, How to Practice
                        - The Circle of Fourths
                        - Scales-around-the-Circle-of-Fourths
CLASS-2:  12-bar blues, Arpeggios, Safe-notes, Target-notes
CLASS-3:  Double-stops, Chord-types, Call-and-Response, Folded-scales, Chord-Extensions
CLASS-4:  Honoring-the-melody, Harmonizing-the-melody, Pentatonic Scale
                        - Printable Homework Assignment - Class4
CLASS-5:  Pentatonic-over-Blues-Progression, Learning-your-fingerboard
                        - Printable Homework Assignment - Class5
CLASS-6:  Ear-training, Intervals, Chord-changes, Rhythmic-Improvisation
                        - Printable Homework Assignment - Class6
CLASS-7:  Dotted notes, Triplets, Harmonizing the Scale
CLASS-8:  Analyzing an Improv, Recognizing Intervals, Improvisation Jam
CLASS-9:  Using the harmonized scale, learning from an Applied Improvisation Jam, playing the melody
CLASS-10:  Using patterns across chords, syncopated 2-beat cells, embellishing the melody, head charts
CLASS-11:  Embellishing instrumentals, arpeggio patterns, filling the gaps, inverting arpeggios, substitute chords
CLASS-12:  Major 7th chords, Dominant 7th, Diminished, Augmented, Sus chords, Chord substitution
CLASS-13:  Introduction to Modes, Temporary Key Changes
CLASS-14:  Learning Licks from Transcriptions, Ear Training, More about Modes, Rhythmic Creativity
CLASS-15:  Tritones, Tritone chord substitutions, C-Jam Blues
CLASS-16:  Why practice scales?, Composing solos, Fragmentation & Extension, Guide Tones
CLASS-17:  Musical conversations, What are experienced improvisers thinking when they solo?
CLASS-18:  Pentatonic Scale Review, Improv in Waltz Time, Chord Tone Scales, Generating Improv Ideas

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