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 Re: Help with Improvising
Author: will 
Date:   2006-01-10 09:52

Simon,

Probably one of the best things you can do is take the set melody of a tune, learn it inside out (very easy if you don't have to rely on the dots) and then vary slightly the way you play it.

Start rhythmically (using all the same notes of the original melody). Once you're comfortable with this, vary the the notes, but just a bit. Add in small half step "scoops" to melody notes or trills.

Once you feel good about this, extend how many extra notes/how far you go from the original melody, but try always to come back into the main melody at some point without having to stop and find your place.

I know nothing about Balkan/Greek/Middle Eastern clarinet, but if you're interested in learning a bit about diatonic theory (my background is in jazz/rock/blues improvisation), please just post back here and I'd be very happy to share some ideas and pointers with you.

It's not that hard once you get started! :¬)

Will

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