This blog post is about the methods used by musicians to compose, improvise, and perform jazz music. It focuses on compositional principles and improvisational techniques.
Introduction This blog post is about improvisation, the concept of determinism, and what happens at the intersection of the two. My primary goal is to
In this blog post, I hope to clarify some misconceptions about the subject of improvisation. Since defining one’s terms is the trench in which clarity lives
I think of improvising as an intellectual challenge that is analogous to meditating. When I’m reading the chords of a song, or watching the hand
To solo harmonically is to make melodic decisions based on chords changes. The experience of soloing in this way is similar to the experience of