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    Posted: July 10 2014 at 19:33
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Have you ever tried playing dyads (two-note chords) in your solos every now and then? Like:

--------0----2----3---5------
--------0----------------------


Sometimes. More likely I just hit random chords
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

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Launch analog sequencer, have the polysynth hold a relevant minor chord. Either that or put multitracks of some old thing of my own and mute all the leads. I avoid improvising to pieces of music I haven't at least been involved in, both out of principle and out of extreme paranoia of accidental plagiarism down the road.
Nice. But what are you thinking about while you are improvising? I've skimmed through an article about a saxophonist who has a lot of chords burned into his brain so that he knows what chord is coming next in a composition before he determines how to solo over it. What little technical things do you think about?


None! I'm usually just trying to think how I can put whatever story/image that is at hand in notes without making it so complicated I can't play it twice. Either that or trying to see what images come out of whatever I'm playing, again without making it so complicated I can't play it twice. Just musical brainstorming, in other words!
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This tune is quite tough, but the changes are a dream to improvise over once you get your head around them. I'll post a video of my modest attempt at some point Embarrassed
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