Making progress as an improviser is tricky business…
I’m not talking about the baby steps along the way like learning a new tune, transcribing a solo, or even practicing a few scales.
I’m talking about finding musical breakthroughs. Arriving at creative revelations and actually playing the ideas you’re hearing in your head.
But I’m guessing you already know this…I’m even willing to bet that somewhere, deep down you know you have more musical potential than you give yourself credit for.
You know that you can play a better solo, that you can dust off that old instrument and start practicing again, that you do better than the same old tunes, the same old lines, and the same predictable solos.
But how do you get over this hump? How do you unleash the creative musician buried deep inside of you?
Well if you listen to most people, you’d lock yourself in a practice room for the foreseeable future. But here’s the catch:
Practice alone isn’t good enough…
It’s time to get uncomfortable
As musicians we have a collective mindset that’s ingrained in us from an early age – that practice makes perfect.
It’s true that practice is necessary to be a competent musician, but it’s not the most important thing you can do to improve as a creative musician.
The same routine, the same exercises, and those hours spent playing licks with Aebersolds isn’t going to make you the next Miles Davis. If you want to reach the level of your … Read More