Welcome to episode 169 of the LJS Podcast where we conclude “Jazz Standards Month.” This lesson goes over composing target notes over the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You and then using those target notes to create a jazz solo. This is a great way to start developing improv skills by slowing things down and intentionally composing jazz lines under the parameter of target notes.
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I personally like the idea of improvisation being composing sped up. And the inverse of that- composing being improvisation slowed down.
And if we want to become a great improviser, sometimes it seems magical. You hear some of your favorite jazz musicians just playing this stuff and wonder how do they come up with those ideas?
I think that a great way to get to that point is by slowing that process down and becoming a great composer.
Figuring out how to compose your own jazz lines, your own jazz solos, your own concepts, so that the more you do that, the more naturally it will come out when you speed it up in an improvisation setting.
So, in today’s episode, we’re going to take a little tool called target notes and we’re going to compose some lines using target notes over the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You.
In this episode:
1. Announcement: The Jazz Standards Playbook Vol. 2 is launched!
2. Target notes and what they are
3. How to create a target note map over There Will Never Be Another You
4. “Connecting the dots” and creating a solo from a target note map
Target Note Map
Target Note Solo
I look forward to having you join me in the next episode!