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EXERCISE 4: Expanding the range of notes

Let’s look at our next exercise!

The more notes that you realize will work, the more assortment you can bring to your improvisations. How about we add a couple more chord tones.

Play around with these additional chord tones. Find a couple of suggestions below to assist with kicking you off.

Below are some ideas on approaching and utilizing the extra chord notes (C chord).

1. Straight up and down

2. Free-style (Like a Buttefly)

3. Downwards motion right hand

4. Up and Down, adding an extra D and E

EXERCISE 5: Moving beyond the ‘safe’ notes

At the point when you feel happy with utilizing your 'safe' note in an assortment of ways, test your abilities further by changing it up by adding more notes.

1. Runs

Just proceed with your 'safe' notes up the piano for at least two octaves.

2. Variation in note duration

Up to now the models have all encompassed of 8 half beats for every bar. Attempt to differ the length of the notes. Utilize times of silence or use quarter notes to add energy.

3. Passing notes

These notes are utilized 'outside' of chord tones to add either 'color' or to associate and connect chord tones in a seriously intriguing manner.

4. Get serious about notes with thirds, sixths or octaves

On the off chance that you add another note to every tune note it produces a 'ringing' sound. Add the additional note BENEATH the tune note (the top note is the one our ears select).

Continue engaging in the key you are playing in (i.e. the white notes in C major). A 'third' is a note three scale tones away (i.e C - E or D - F). A '6th' is a note six scale tones away (i.e. C - An or F - D).

We use Thirds and Sixths or Octaves since they work all the more reliably with more notes in the scale. Nonetheless, they don't ALWAYS work with each tone– rely on your own judgment.

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