[linux-audio-user] apps for practicing improvisation

Burkhard Woelfel versuchsanstalt at gmx.de
Mon Jun 20 07:43:51 EDT 2005


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On Sunday 19 June 2005 23:56, Jeremiah Benham wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 07:27:26PM -0100, Gilles Degottex wrote:
> > I'm looking for softwares to practice improvisation, chords grids,
> > beat/mesures following, etc.
>
> I praqctice improvising by recording myself comping. I usually do this
> in audacity. Then I select sections I may want to work on. If I want a
> slower version I just record it slower. This sounds like a pain in the
> butt but it just gives me more practice at playing the chord changes. I
> believe that this will ultimately help me to play around the changes
> because I will know them better from playing them more often. Then I can
> overdub my improvisation to later pick out things that I did that I
> thought were cool. So many time I improvise but can't remeber what I
> played after I finished.

Singing your lines unisono can help you memorize stuff a little better. I'm 
sure it will also add to your playing itself.

I like your approach. Did you ever try it the other way round?

- - Burkhard

>
> Jeremiah

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