Improvising with quarter notes only – « Blues for Alice » by Bruno
Cette chronique est en anglais car Bruno l'a faite pour The Guitar Channel.
Elle est aussi à disposition tel quel pour les backstagers francophones.
Note de La Chaîne Guitare
Si vous souhaitez approfondir certaines notions avec Bruno, il donne des cours en Skype à 37€ au lieu de 48€ pour les détenteurs de Pass Backstage. Voir mon article sur le cours Skype pris avec lui pour vous donner une idée. Le contacter par son site : www.brunojazz.com
Improvising with quarter notes only - "Blues for Alice" by Bruno
We are continuing our series on “Blues For Alice” with a little improvisation exercise. Yes, we are finally going to improvise freely! However, the one and only restriction is that we are going to use quarter notes only... The challenge is to generate a flowing, uninterrupted, sequence of quarter notes-- while still outlining the changes.
Now, before you start wondering why anyone would want to do that, let me explain that it is just an exercise. A never ending line consisting of nothing but quarter notes is not my idea of a desirable solo! Eventually, we will want to leave out some space, make phrases, vary the rhythms, etc.
But before we start editing, we want to somehow "open up the faucet" and let the lines come out. It's not that easy at first, but go ahead and try it! And don't be afraid of mistakes: if you hit a note that doesn't quite work, don't stop and just keep going.
Blues for Alice (Part 6/6) - Improvising with quarter notes only
Blues for Alice - List of Jazz Chronicles
If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me through The Guitar Channel by commenting below or directly through my website brunojazz.com.
See you again soon!