Ich schätze sowohl die Schlichtheit eines Songs (gutes Songwriting, gute Texte) als auch die Komplexität von Kompositionen des modernen Jazz.
Neben meiner Arbeit als (Multi-)Instrumentalist liegen mit das Unterrichten sowie die kreative Arbeit im Tonstudio (Arrangieren, Aufnehmen, Mischen und Mastering von Musik) am Herzen.
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This demo combines my scale improvisation lesson (see #SCALES – improvise using the major scale) with one of my backing tracks. I’m playing a Bb major scale over a backing track in 5/4 time.
Of course, other combinations are possible. In this video, I try to show what’s possible with only one scale if you follow my improvisation rules presented in LOE 002.
0:22 Improvisation demo: Level 1
2:32 Improvisation demo: Level 3
Impro rules (in short):
Level 1: scale only, always up and down 2 octaves, no notes skipped
Level 3: change direction any time you want, skipping notes before starting a new phrase is ok
Here you can find all my Backing Tracks (aka “The L.O.E. B”):
Make a walking bass line swing! In today’s episode of “Swinging with a metronome”, it’s the tune “Bye Bye Blackbird”. I’m playing 2 choruses, with slight reharms. The metronome is on the 2nd and 4th beat. Sheet music included!
Let’s work with scales in a creative way. In this video, I’m using a simple C major scale for some improvisations over a chord sequence. Also, you get to know some improvisation rules which might help you develop own musical ideas.
0:00 Practise in a creative way
0:33 Scale basics – preparation
0:57 Example A: C major scale, from 2 to 6 notes per beat
1:55 Example B: C major scale, various rhythmic patterns
3:25 Impro Level 1 – rules
4:08 Impro Level 1 – demonstration
5:30 Impro Level 2 – rules
6:17 Impro Level 2 – demonstration
8:14 Impro Level 3 – rules
8:40 Impro Level 3 – demonstration
9:43 Impro Level 4 – rules
10:14 Impro Level 4 – demonstration
11:53 Combining scales and backing tracks
topics: major scale, improvisation, phrasing, impro rules
Instruments: for all instruments
Duration: approx. 13:09 min
For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons.
All German-speaking viewers may have a look at my translation page.