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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."

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August 9, 2014 | Music as a language - Victor Wooten


Inspirational words about music spoken over some pretty inspirational playing. Bass wizard Victor Wooten is the back drop for thoughts about how musicianship is like learning a language in this TED-Ed video. We need to free ourselves up to make mistakes as a tool for learning what we are supposed to speak. "A child learns to speak before he learns the alpha bet."

We need to "jam" with our words. We need to jam with our developing musical thoughts.

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Posted by Ted at August 9, 2014 2:49 PM

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