Not Your Ordinary Drones
For Beginners | Jason Klobnak Music | Listening | Melody/Motifs | Weekly Improv Tips

Not Your Ordinary Drones

Not Your Ordinary Drones I want to talk about drones, but not your ordinary ones. Other sites and musicians have talked about the benefits of warming up with drones, exploring shapes and intervals. All of this is great and something I personally use now and then too. If you haven’t explored this area before I…

How Composing Can Keep You Out of Trouble
Analyzing | Arranging/Composing

How Composing Can Keep You Out of Trouble

How Composing Can Keep You Out of Trouble That’s right – Jazz Composing can keep you out of trouble. How CAN┬ácomposing keep you out of trouble? If you’ve followed this blog then you know this is mostly about improvisation tips. But, composing can help you with your improvisation too. I’ve heard it said (and repeated)…

Improv for Beginners part 2
For Beginners | Jason Klobnak Music | Melody/Motifs | Pentatonics | Rhythm | Weekly Improv Tips

Improv for Beginners part 2

  Welcome to part 2 of starting beginner’s on their improvisation journey. Last week we started off with what I believe is a great foundation to getting a beginner going. There are a number of different opinions, theories and options. However, this is how I like to introduce those just starting. I have seen it…

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