In this video, I share many of the techniques I have used and taught to my Patreon students to great effect.
The topics focus on developing knowledge of
Approaching chordal notes
Rhythm (not in this video but lessons within the 'Mack the knife' scheme)
Creating simple melodies in a solo
Different types of enclosures
By focusing on these topics individually and then gradually practicing them all together, you can really develop your jazz improvisation skills. Of course one of the main ingredients is listening to the masters of the music!
Check out the video where I use Mack the knife as the learning tune.
If you are interested in the rest of the lessons for Mack the knife and all the accompanying resources, check out Tier 2 at my Patreon page where you receive
A weekly jazz improvisation lesson via a video
All mp3 recordings of the etudes
pdf etudes in Bb (sax friendly too), Eb, concert pitch and bass clef.
Lesson plan with activities and advice on making excellent progress
An invite to a weekly zoom call, where any questions you may have will be answered
Lessons are taught by Darren Lloyd
A fully qualified teacher and pro trumpet player from the UK.
Darren has performed at
The 100 club
Ronnie Scotts jazz club
The Bull at Barnes
The jazz cafe
Pizza on the park
Matt & Phreds
Band on the wall
Numerous jazz festivals in the UK and Europe