Let me start out by saying that improvising is a very personal thing. So what we have here, is my take on what I do. I’m sure you have different ideas floating around in your head. You might like what I played, you might not—I didn’t like everything I did over the course of the day. But that’s a big part of improvising, you have to accept the great with the not so great ideas played.
The idea here is to take a peek inside my brain, inside my creative process and hopefully understand how I approach music, especially improvisation. And maybe you can glean some ideas and inspiration to propel your own musical explorations.
The video features my voiceover explaining what I was doing and what I was thinking. It turned out well and I hope you can get a feel for how I was working that morning. 1 down, 30 more track to go.
I took the mixed down track from Jason Wietlispach and dropped onto the video. By luck/intuition, it was synced on the 1st try!
There you have it, a 1st look into my creative process. In Part 5, we’ll explore another video.
Articles Origin: Improvisation, Part 4 – Bettine, McCoy, Heyer