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Improvising Over Chromatic Passing Chords

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 4, 2016

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

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Keith Jarrett – Paris Concert Live

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 11, 2016

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Keith Jarrett – The Art of Improvisation

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 11, 2016

Charlie Albright – Listen to this Incredable Improvisation – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 21, 2016

Charlie Albright, Pianist – Improviser

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

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Chord Tone Improvisation – Exercise #10 – Eighth Note Improvisation – Jazz Piano Lesson

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 21, 2016

Freestyle Improvisation 23 – Complicated Heart

Posted in Improvisation, Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 12, 2016
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Benjamin Cornelius-Bates – Organ Improvisation

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 8, 2015

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Lead sheets and fake books – Tools for Improvising

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 18, 2015

Piano improvisation: how do I know which notes I can play?

Posted in Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on August 1, 2015
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KEITH JARRETT – THE ART OF IMPROVISATION

Posted in Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on July 18, 2015

Organist Benjamin Cornelius-Bates – Organs of Pittsburgh – Improvisation on HYFRYDOL

Posted in Church Organ, Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on June 27, 2015
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Jazz Violin Masterclass

Posted in Improv by Higher Density Blog on May 24, 2015
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Rock Licks Guitar Tuition – Sweet Lady – Queen – Guitar Tutorial Lesson (Guitar Tab)

Posted in Electric Guitar, Improvisation, Rock by Higher Density Blog on January 13, 2015

Rock Licks Guitar Tuition

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

Guitar Tab Link : http://1drv.ms/1wXCRep

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

Posted in Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on 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!

creativeguitarstudio – IMPROVISATION – Improvisers Blueprint Approach

Posted in Create, Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on December 27, 2014

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DONATIONS: http://www.andrewwasson.com/donations…

MORE LESSONS: http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/

Hundred’s of FREE lesson Handout PDF’s and MP3 Jams.
This Video: December 19, 2014 | Search Videos by Title/Date.

THIS VIDEOS TAB’s + LESSON PLAN available on:
Sunday December 21, 2014 at: http://www.andrewwasson.com/

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!

MY 2nd YOU TUBE CHANNEL: The Guitar Blog
Andrew Wasson’s “GuitarBlogUpdate” YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/guitarblogupdate
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MY TWITTER FEED:
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http://www.andrewwasson.com
(weekly postings – w/FREE Guitar Handouts)
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Visit our Creative Guitar Studio Zazzle page:
http://www.zazzle.com/creativeguitars…
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OFFICIAL Creative Guitar Studio Products Website:
http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/
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MUSIC: Listen to some of my songs.
http://www.andrewwasson.com/audio.php
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Andrew Watson – IMPROVISATION – Improvisers Blueprint Approach

Posted in Create, Guitar Soloing, Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on December 27, 2014

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DONATIONS: http://www.andrewwasson.com/donations…

MORE LESSONS: http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/

Hundred’s of FREE lesson Handout PDF’s and MP3 Jams.
This Video: December 19, 2014 | Search Videos by Title/Date.

THIS VIDEOS TAB’s + LESSON PLAN available on:
Sunday December 21, 2014 at: http://www.andrewwasson.com/

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!

MY 2nd YOU TUBE CHANNEL: The Guitar Blog
Andrew Wasson’s “GuitarBlogUpdate” YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/guitarblogupdate
____________________________________

MY TWITTER FEED:
http://twitter.com/andrewwasson
____________________________________

ANDREW WASSON – Personal Website:
http://www.andrewwasson.com
(weekly postings – w/FREE Guitar Handouts)
____________________________________

Visit our Creative Guitar Studio Zazzle page:
http://www.zazzle.com/creativeguitars…
____________________________________

OFFICIAL Creative Guitar Studio Products Website:
http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/
____________________________________

MUSIC: Listen to some of my songs.
http://www.andrewwasson.com/audio.php
____________________________________

Facebook Fan Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew…

Bobby McFerrin does Wizard of Oz

Posted in Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on November 27, 2014

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Bobby McFerrin singing condensed version of the Wizard of Oz for a late-80s PBS pledge drive. If anyone knows where the original video can be purchased, please let me know (I’ve called KQED and the conservatory, and both doubt that an original copy exists).

Saxophone Scales to Make Music – Staxofsax Workshop Manchester

Posted in Improvisation, Saxophone by Higher Density Blog on November 21, 2014

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Latin Flute Virtuoso – Improvisation: Gerardo Hernández, José Valentino,

Posted in Create, Flute, Improvisation by Higher Density Blog on September 3, 2014

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Latin Flute Virtuoso Improvisation by Gerardo Hernández & José Valentino. The first day that they play together.

Amazing performance directly from Puerto Rico!

5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes You Must Know – GuitarHabits

Posted in Pentatonic Scales, Scales by Higher Density Blog on August 5, 2014
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