You’ve been thinking about it all day…
As you ate breakfast. On your commute to work. And while you were sitting at your desk watching the seconds tick by.
You need to practice.
You need to start making progress and achieving your musical goals. And you need to do it right now!
But before you jump right into an hour long practice session there is something that you should know.
Something that can make your practice much more effective…
Time to stretch your musical muscles
We’re talking about warming up.
Sure, we all practice certain exercises to polish our technique and improve our sound – a few minutes spent running through scales, etudes and long tones…
But what about a warm-up for the art of jazz improvisation?
A way to get the creative juices flowing. A process for getting your mind and body limbered up for the demands of an improvised solo.
Think about it. Wouldn’t it be great to jump into a solo at your creative peak….without the struggle of not having any ideas.
Below we’ve collected some of the best warm-up exercises we know that’ll make a difference in the way you approach improvisation. The best part? For many of them you don’t even have to be inside the practice room.
Here are 10 effective warm-ups for jazz improvisation that will benefit every improviser…
#1) The scale workout that works
Chances are you’re practicing scales in your warm-up.
But to improvise effectively these scales need to … Read More