My Romance Tutorial – Creating An Intro
In this final part of the My Romance tutorial, we explore how to create an improvised introduction using parts of the melody for inspiration.
All jazz standards will have a recognisable or memorable motif in the melody. These motifs are useful to repurpose and use in your introductions or endings.
We start by identifying a suitable motif, in this case the 4 bars of the tune. We play through as written and then add a 1625 progression to take us back to the top of the form.
We then experiment with transposing the motif up a full step, and then another full step to begin to create an interesting introduction.