Get better at Improvisation-Composing Solos

I am doing a new series of videos entitled, “Improvisation Insights.”  The aim is to help all improvisers get better at improvising.  I will share some tips on how to improve.

In this video I discuss Composing Solos.

Composing solos allows you to look at what you would play on the page and thoughtfully edit out the parts you don’t like.  It allows you to improve that which you can’t spontaneously on the spot.

Next I discuss creating Variations on the composed solo, thereby leading you closer to pure improvisation.

Noodling around a scale over a jam track is certainly good practice; however, it may not lead to serious improvement over time.


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I am a full-time banjo and acoustic guitar teacher, performer and composer. I have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium. My interests include developing educational materials for the advancing banjoist and composing Original Music mixing my background in Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical and Latin Music.

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