Improvising with scale tones is an extension of what we’ve talked about in creating melodies. Specifically we started with a scale and skipped or sequentially stepped through the notes or tones. Much of what is used in the scale is repeating patterns, so let’s explore what you might do with that scale you have chosen to use over your chord.

Once you’ve learned the basic melody types of skipping and stepping to create melodies you move on to which scale to use. This involves using more than just a basic major or minor scale and moving into new choices.

Creating melodies is a challenge in the beginning for music students, they learn what other composers have created for melody lines. After a time the student wants to create their own melodies. Starting with understanding the two basic types will help. learn more…

Musical Masters have spend thousands of hours achieving their success, and with the 10,000 rule all that have made it that far have become masters. What does that mean to you…

I read a different prospective that we actually succeed, not by making disconnected moves, but by creating a context for success. Let’s examine what this might do for you…

The last consideration in goal setting is to understand that your strategies, tactics, and goals need to be flexible. We all know that nothing is consistent except for change itself. Staying on course and going down the right road requires us to adapt to changing circumstances.

Frame your goals in positive terms, negative terms are self defeating and plant seeds for failure. More…

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