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A Lesson For Approaching Your First Solo



Not sure where to begin with improvisation?  Kennesaw State University professor Trey Wright takes the fear out of improvising over “Autumn Leaves”. Part 1

In this lesson, Trey discusses beginning improvisation techniques including improvising over a key center and paraphrasing a melody.  

Approaching your first solo:  Improvising over Autumn Leaves pt. 1

Example #1: First 8 Bars of “Autumn Leaves”

Example #2: Bb major scale in 2 octaves

Example #3: 5-part cell in Bb major

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