[Harp-L] Jazz Imnprovisising on the chromatic
Mon Jan 22 12:10:23 EST 2018
Here?s the deal Jerl. I never copied anyone else. From the start I always hummed a tune straight. (as Slim suggests).Then I would embellish it. And over a period of time,
I got to a point where I was actually doing TOO much embellishing. As for improvising. We are all an amalgum of our total life?s experiences. My life would have been different
than yours, and this will come out in our ?different? approaches. I don?t see a big deal with theory. One man?s theory is another?s rubbish. You have to feel jazz. It?s a life style.
I wouldn?t get too encumbered with dos and donts of writers. They are only giving THEIR life?s opinions. Most of it isn?t solid concrete. And it?s also why people spend years and
years studying and still aren?t sure. That?s why the word theory is used. lol. If you approach it as you have done with country, you shouldn?t have a problem.
> On Jan 22, 2018, at 11:00 AM, dfwhoot <dfwhoot at xxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks Joe! I highly respect your thoughts.
> Yes, I know it's time behind the instrument and I love the comments and love hearing from the ones who truly love to promote this instrument.
> See ya...BTW, may not make it to SPAH this year. Wife and I will be out of the country.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Joseph Leone <3N037 at xxxxx>
> Date: 1/22/18 9:26 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: Jerl Welch <dfwhoot at xxxxx>, harp-l <harp-l at xxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Jazz Imnprovisising on the chromatic
> First of all hero, I would follow Slim?s advice. Secondly, as I have been following your playing for years and find you to be the sweetest most tasteful country western player, one whom
> is already better to listen to than most of the so called big names, and one whom alREADY improvises in ways that I can only dream, you should have no trouble with your foray into jazz.
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