I often get questions from jazz students asking how to approach improvising over different jazz standards. They seem to struggle knowing where to start.

The answer: Use the melody.

The melody is the most important and defining part of a composition and so we should be utilizing it in our improvisation.

In this video I demonstrate for you an awesome exercises called “The Melody Development Exercise.” See what it’s all about and put it into practice!

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