How to play a melodic solo? In this video I try to figure what melodic might mean and then use that that to find a way to practice that and develop the skills needed to make a solo more melodic. There are some really useful exercises to work on for this with your improvisations and this video goes over two of those so you have a way to develop that skill in your playing.
What are your thoughts on Melodic Solo Playing?
I am really curious if you have another definition of melodic than what I use here? or if you have a great way to practice playing more melodic solos?
0:00 Intro – We know what melodic is, but how to practice it?
0:49 How to figure out what a melody and what melodic is?
1:19 Why Melodic is subjective and we have to live with that.
2:15 Turning it into exercises: What to focus on when improvising
2:59 Using Motifs – The most basic melodic building block
3:22 That French Song we keep playing
3:38 What do we need to practice?
3:58 Practice using motifs – Rubato
4:31 Example on Autumn Leaves
5:12 Practice in time
5:53 Autumn Leaves Motif solo example
6:31 Mozart does Call-Response
7:06 Practice Rubato – Call-Response
7:26 Example on Autumn Leaves
8:03 Solo on Autumn Leaves
8:35 Difference between a great and an ok solo?
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