Targeting Using the Augmented Scale
Chromatic | Intervals | Jason Klobnak Music | Outside-In | Weekly Improv Tips

Targeting Using the Augmented Scale

Targeting Using the Augmented Scale I wanted to share a fun sound that I have been experimenting with recently. For those that have followed this site the past 2+ years know that I am believer in the concept of targeting. This post will be looking at how you can use the augmented scale through the…

Sequences
Digital Patterns | Intervals | Jason Klobnak Music | Listening | Melody/Motifs | Rhythm | Shapes | Weekly Improv Tips

Sequences

The Jazz community recently lost another great musician in pianist Mulgrew Miller. I have been a fan of his playing for years-especially his time with Woody Shaw. While thinking about his playing and some of his characteristics (and there are many) I loved the way he played sequences. In honoring Mr. Miller I thought this…

Analyzing | Jason Klobnak Music | Melody/Motifs | Personal Development | Weekly Improv Tips

Out of the Gate

I wanted to talk today about a very practical tip that can improve your improvisations on the bandstand. Everything we do in jazz improvisation is about creating music in the moment. Today’s tip is simple, yet one that is often overlooked with younger or intermediate level players. That is the importance of starting out strong…

For Beginners | Jason Klobnak Music | Listening | Personal Development | Rhythm | Weekly Improv Tips

Improv for Kids-Part 3 Feeling Rhythm

Part 3. Last week we talked about keeping things simple. Simplifying the amount of information that the children have to pick from while improvising. In this part I want to talk about the importance of having children learning to feel rhythm. This is just as important (if not more) then the notes themselves. When children…

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