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Offline popndekl

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improvisation - blues, jazz, boogie...
on: July 05, 2005, 05:27:42 PM
ok, i learned blues scales on guitar and i could say i have a clue how to improvise some riffs on a guitar.

how would i do that on piano?

any recommendations, advices?

Offline jeremyjchilds

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Re: improvisation - blues, jazz, boogie...
Reply #1 on: July 05, 2005, 06:54:53 PM
Here's an excercise I give my very very beginner jazz students just to get the feel of playing notes that are not written down

Take the C blues scale C,Eb,F,Gb,G,Bb,C and learn it well in the R.H.

Then take L.H. notes C,Bb,Ab,G

Play those L.H. notes as a repeated ostinato slowly and very very very (you get the point?) steadily.

Then play R.H. "Blues scale" notes over top of those L.H. notes to create riffs that have a rythmic context due to the steadiness of the L.H. ostinato
Please remember that due to the limits of the "blues" scale, this is primarily a rythmic study. You may want to get a good Jazz text to learn how to add more interesting scales (pentatonic or modal elements) among many other examples.

This is just a start, let me know how it goes.


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Offline popndekl

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Re: improvisation - blues, jazz, boogie...
Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005, 06:03:08 AM
ok, i'll try, thanks
 

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