[Harp-L] Philadelphia PA Area Harmonica Classes Begin Mon. Jan. 29 and Wed. Feb. 28

zepharpo@xxxxx zepharpo@xxxxx
Tue Jan 23 05:20:20 EST 2018

Now, this is a thread!!
Like most everyone else has said, I, too, still feel like a beginner after
years of playing Jazz standards.
I have worked pretty hard over the years on scales, arppegios, in all
keys-so with that basis, my approach:
FWIW, I memorize the melody and the chord progression.I get away from the
sheet music as quickly as possible.
Then when I feel i can really play the tune and the chords-with confidence,
with swing, with my own embellishments, then most of the time the
improvising starts to come. So IMHO, once you have a solid comfort zone
with the tune, the rest will follow.
Good Luck, the journey is fun!!
Ed Coogan

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