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Improv Tip Week #35-Listening on the Bandstand

Welcome to week #35 everyone! After last week’s tip on 3 different levels of listening and thinking about how important it is for us to open our ears and listen more…I wanted to talk about listening on the bandstand. All of the past tips have been things we actively work on when we’re in the…

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Improv Tip Week #33-Extending the Line

Welcome to week #33! This week’s tip is one that I can remember working diligently on while studying with Andy Classen at Drake University. This tip probably isn’t for everyone. Advanced musicians who have strong improv chops have probably already worked on this and maybe even spent time learning how to control it so they…

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Improv Tip Week #29- More on Your Minor

Welcome to week #29, which is the last tip before Christmas! If you’re still looking for ideas for a musician’s Christmas (or other holiday) gift, then Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose would be an affordable and practical gift! The E-book version works great on mobile devices and the printed version is sturdy and sits nicely on…

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Improv Tip Week #28-Major over Minor

Welcome to week #28! If this is your first time here…welcome! If you’re a returning visitor, welcome back! As I mentioned last week, we’re almost at the end of the 2011 calendar year. If you’re still looking for ideas for a musician’s Christmas (or other holiday) gift, then Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose would be an…

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