In the last two articles on improvising I covered the basics of music improvisation and then provided you with 6 steps to start improvising on any instrument in any genre. Improvisation is featured in virtually all styles of music but a majority of people relate it to the rock and jazz genres, so let’s look at some specific ways to kickstart your rock or jazz improvisation.

Remember that whatever the genre, an optimistic attitude is key to helping you become a successful improviser. Each success story has a beginning; so you too can start your journey to becoming a great improvisor regardless of your experience, just follow these tips and most importantly feel the music and believe in yourself.

Let’s begin, with some simple guidelines for beginning rock improvisation.

Improvising rock music

Rock music is a genre that is typically characterized by heavy drums, distorted