Term 1 Session 1 - The Essentials of Jazz Improvisation

Brief description of session: How to approach learning to improvise, assessing what knowledge you need and how to start the journey. The importance of a good practice routine.


There is no doubt that learning how to improvise is a long journey and sure, a long road lies ahead.  It is important that rather than seeing this as an uphill struggle, you see it as a gentle coast road with lots of exciting things to see, hear and experience along the way. Watch the video below for an overview of the basic musical and emotional skills you should have.  After the video, feel free to download and complete the associated worksheet.