In today’s episode, we’re gonna do a little thought experiment that will help us get in the mindset that we need to be, to play melodies and solos creatively and at the top of our game, to take a boring expression of a melody and truly turn it into something that is riveting for the audience and riveting for ourselves.
Listen to episode 362
In this episode:
1. Playing a melody by the book vs. the way a pro jazz musician would play it
2. Example of a “basic” melody
3. The “Bluenote Thought Experiment”
4. Example of a pro-sounding jazz melody
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