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Classical influenced improvisation

Posted: June 30th, 2017, 11:45 am
by MikkoKarhula

I made little video about practicing classical influenced improvisation. I feel that classical music is part of our corner stone of music in every style. Bach’s Inventions and Paganini’s Caprices are familiar to many jazz guitarists as well to many heavy metal guitarists. Although player wouldn’t be fond of these styles I think that practicing classical etudes and improvisation is good both to technique and tonal language improvement. When I was making this video I got feeling that basic rules for scale to chord doesn’t always work. Sometimes it seemed to work mix different scales, or use only the first five notes of the scales. Sometimes scale is forming from three-note or four-note chord arpeggios with chromatic notes added.
If you are interested check out free tabs and backing track for this lesson from here:

Kindest, Mikko


Re: Classical influenced improvisation

Posted: July 12th, 2017, 12:10 pm
by chroma
The development of music came from the invention of its composers. Bach for example did many things that would in standard terms be 'illegal', but can be 'justified' within the context, because they arose from voice-leading, but also because they make sense harmonically. The distinction with Bach one must realize/remember is counterpoint dictated the fundament of his style. Every piece can be deduced from the opening line (whether fugue or canon) and from the imminence of tonality, something no one had really done. Counterpoint itself was quite out of fashion.