As a listener,

I’ve long found myself seeking musical experiences

that generate a kind of sustained ecstatic energy

from a foundation of rigorous thought and technique.

Gaining access to that plane as a solo improviser

is a particularly challenging task.

It takes a special type of artist who

engages deeply with the details of sound,…

via Polyphony and Storytelling: A Conversation with Nate Wooley on Solo Improvisation — NewMusicBox – NewMusicBox


Published on Sep 8, 2017

Astonishing Piano improvisation by 12 year old Alma Deutsher for Alan Yentob for BBC imagine.

Bass+Flute Improvisation

February 25, 2018

Published on Jan 17, 2017

Roman Bezinovsky and Antonina Tochiltsyna play bass & flute improvisation. Hope you like it! Tech specs: Bass guitar is recorded with DI-box; The guitar itself is made by Alexander Sirota; The flute is recorded with AKG C414; Mixed with Universal Audio 4-710D; At Gaity Records, Sergiev Posad, Russia. Guitar – Roman Bezinovsky ( Flute – Antonina Tochiltsyna (


Chris Harrington 


It’s tough choosing a tonality when chords move by half step. Here is a method that gives good results.

via Improvising Over Chromatic Passing Chords —

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Charlie Albright, Pianist – Improviser



Artist: Charlie Albright
Genre: Solo keyboard
Period: 21st century





Pittsburgh Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Rock Licks Guitar Tuition

How To Play Queen – Sweet Lady from the 1975 album A Night At The Opera

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A truly great rock track and the inspiration behind the fast version of We Will Rock You (Live Killers Album)

I’ve added guitar tab as a guide.
The guitar tab is correct on chorus as a I made an error in my explanation. The first two bars are played 3 times as opposed to twice.

As the guitar outro solo is quite a explosion of overlapping licks played at the same time I’ve tried to give a brief look at the different bits used. Listening to the original record should make things clearer.

“Sweet Lady” is a distortion-driven fast rocker written by May. The song is an unusual rock style in 3/4 meter (which gives way to 4/4 at the bridge). Taylor remembers it as the most difficult drumming part he ever recorded.[attribution needed]

The backing track was probably recorded live as you can hear the snare wires on the snare drum of Taylor’s kit vibrating along with Deacon’s bass guitar riff.

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Chord Melody Phrases

December 30, 2014

Nathaniel Moore

Continuing with the idea of developing ideas for chord melody soloing here is a quick lesson with a really cool lick which I have harmonized in a ii – V – I progression. I think you will eally like this one!




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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question…

Q: I’m working on my improvising right now and was hoping for a suggestion from you on setting up an soloing approach for playing better lead. I’m getting really bored of playing lead the same ways over and over. Is there some kind of an “Improvising Blueprint” that you could suggest? Almost like a step by step improvisation method for building solos over chord progressions? I hope you can help me with this.
Eric – Chatham, ENGLAND

A: If we want to be able to play good guitar solos, we need to be able to understand all of the different types of chord progressions that might present themselves to us on a regular basis. This means we’ll need to have the skills for analyzing chord harmonies and to determine which; scales, arpeggios, pentatonics, and modes work the best. With the Blueprint strategy outlined in this lesson you’ll be using an approach that starts with. #1). Being clear on the tonality of the chord movements. #2). Being able to anticipate the rhythmic and harmonic push that will be effective to highlight that harmony. And, #3). Developing melodic lines that target the “Shift” between each harmonic movement. Once you can learn to apply this strategy, your solos are going to have a better connection to the music!

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