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Keeping Practice Interesting

September 28, 2012

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Good article on practicing from Helen Sung writing in Keyboard Magazine:

http://www.readability.com/articles/3cwwqlwo

Jazz pianist Danilo Perez taught me to write out solo lines to practice various concepts. The idea was to try and create my “ideal” solo line over a given harmonic progression or situation. Improvisation is spontaneous composition, and so the idea of “composing” a solo can be extremely helpful in refining what you like to hear and play. Ex. 5 contains two four-bar examples of “ideal” solo lines that use the ideas we’ve already discussed.

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