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Improv concepts

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 78 slices and 31 musicians
Lessons about the construction of musical ideas.

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A really sophisticated way to get from the I to the IV in a blues. More…

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Here's some arpeggio/sweep picking etude I came up with using Messiaen Mode 3 Inverse (from G) as a starting point. This scale splits the octave in major thirds - the "arpeggio" uses all the notes within… More…

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Altered Lick over A7alt leading into Dm. I transcribed this to get some ideas on melodic/tasteful ways to use the altered scale. More…

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Here are some classical ideas, which i use in my improvisations. Feel free to learn them. And remember, they can be used anywhere. … More…

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Jonathan Kreisberg Triplets ..coltrane changes SUB More…
bocaJ · Dec. 6, 2019

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This is an idea that you can use over the transition between Ab7 to A7 such as in Chick Corea's song Windows. More…

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This Riff or "lick" will work over the two chords!… More…

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Dick Oatts demonstrating how to expand upon the dominant 7th sound in a I V7 V7 I progression, typical of a calypso vibe. … More…

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In this example I have tried to use open triads in Bars 2 and 3. Baiscally a Do triad over G7b9, then a regular Cm open triad in root position and a Co triad over F7b9.… More…

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"The best free country guitar lesson ever made!" - Ford Thurston (rhythm guitar) More…

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Here’s a sample from my “Demolition” course where I break down some of the riffs on “Palisades.” I talk arpeggios and gypsy guitar influences.… More…

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In this line I'm applying the concept of superimpositions, connecting the scales of A Phrygian, A Mixolydian, A Lydian and A Aeolian. This is one of the 8 examples of superimposition on my E-book called… More…

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One of the lines of my E-book "Modal Superimpositions" More…

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Had to write out this quick idea from Daniel on blending diminished arpeggios and getting right back into a pentatonic shape. Seems useful! More…

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Exemple of Phrase on CMaj7, Cmaj79, Cmaj713 or Cmaj7#11 chord. More…

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Here's another idea for Stablemates, but this time covering the Fmin7, Gb7, G7, C7 section. More…

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Here is an idea applied over the the first 4 measures of Coltrane's Countdown. The triplet is the rhythmic focus. More…

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A diminished line taking you from the V chord to the I. More…

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Learn to move a diminished lick, V - I, in minor third intervals. Each movement will lead you into an inversion of the starting chords. More…

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Using the diminished scale-HW, over the V and IV chord in bars 9 and 10 of a standard blues. Try seeing each diminished line as coming from around the corresponding 7th chord shape. More…

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Arpeggio Etude over the last 8 Bars of Stella By Starlight. Using 2 notes per string and then 1 note, heavily inspired by the way Tim Miller approaches it, so here is something that I created with the… More…

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This is episode 2 for the contrary motion lick slices series I've started last week.… More…