Beginning improvisers often lose their way in the form. Stefan Hall shares his teaching about listening to the rhythm section to keep your solo on track.
Articles about Improvisation
Learning jazz improvisation can be overwhelming. For great results, break it down into manageable chunks with these new online resources over at The Shed.
Looking for your own sound? Listen to these five rock improvisation giants and practice what you hear. You will absorb their greatness and make it your own.
Rooted in the blues, the language of rock improvisation includes several important scales, licks, expressive techniques, and an unmistakable showmanship.
Learn from the Jazz Giants: each one leaves behind titanic musical gifts for you to listen, transcribe, practice, and make a part of your own improvisation.
Listen to how jazz improvisation has evolved in each of the major eras of the history of jazz, from the start through bebop, fusion, free jazz and today.
Improvising music can feel like you’re trapped in set patterns or overwhelmed by choice. Here’s how the perfect middle ground can make improvisation easy.
Much of the elaborate art of jazz can be classified by basic approaches. Let’s see how we can be inspired by the masters to create transcendent solos.