Reshaping The Melody
In this lesson we will use the original melody of “Misty” as a primary source inspiration for creating our improvised melody lines. Jazz standards become jazz standards for a reason, and that’s because they most often have carefully constructed melodies that stand the test of time.
Create Synergy Between The Tune & Your Solo
When improvising, the melody of the tune itself can be a wonderful source of inspiration. This also helps to create a level of synergy between the original melody and your improvised solo.
We explore how we can simply rearrange and rephrase the notes of the melody to create a structure and framework around which we improvise.
The Original Melody As A Template
After watching this lesson you will understand how effective it can be to use the melody as a template for sculpting the flow and the contours of our improvised melody lines.
In the next lesson we are going to introduce arpeggios patterns into our improvisation using triads, 7th chords, chord extensions. We will also continue our study of alterations and altered arpeggios.
Melody Inspiration Examples File Type: pdf
Simply changing the order of the notes can create beautiful melodic ideas and phrases.
Use the ‘landing notes’ of the original melody, but approach them differently with chromaticism, approach patterns, and enclosures.
Learn the altered lick for C7 and we will explore this in more detail in the subsequent lessons in this module.