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 Improvisation
Author: Simon 
Date:   2011-02-10 00:22

Hello all,

I play Macedonian music using Bb clarinet. I have been practasing on and off for a number of years. I don't play in a band and the reason is that I can't seem to grasp the tecnique to improvise or also known as "taxims" in Turkish and Greek music.

Unfortunately in the Macedonian folklore music improvisation/taxims is very important, it is the very thing that adds colour to the music.

I play by ear but have the ability to read basic music as well.

I have read prior posts on this, I listen to all macedonian clarinet artists perform and try to copy them, I try to come up with my own, I have had other people tell me just stay in the same key as the main piece, but I just can't seem to crack this. I am able to perfectly play the main piece but when it comes to the improvisation part it stops. It gets very depressiong at times not being able to play the whole piece.

I would be very grateful if anyone out there would know of any exercises, or written music for that matter that I can use as building blocks to try and overcome what it seems a straight forward piece of music (at least for other players). Also if I can overcome this the folk at home will also be very grateful, you know what I mean.

Many thanks in advance.



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