Voices in Jazz Improv by FMC Teacher Mark K.

“Jazz improvisation is exactly like speaking,” notes jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. This is a compelling statement on a few different levels. First it’s important to explore the parallels between speaking words and playing notes. Structurally the two are quite similar. Where words are arranged into sentences, then paragraphs, and speeches, notes are arranged into riffs, […]

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