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Cello Lessons: C Major - Improvisation (Beginner)

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At this point,
you kinda know the drill for
what I'm looking for
to improvise with in a new scale.
We can practice it with a drone.
So we start to hear all
the different intervals.
And if we practice the guide
tone improvisation exercise,
where we focus on each
interval one at a time,
you'll get a really good feeling for
each interval and their role in the scale.
Practicing with a metronome at different
speeds can give you all sorts of
rhythmic opportunities.
And also, the jazz track is a beautiful
exploration with different sounds and
harmonies all within the world of C major.
So I'm just gonna do a free
improvisation with the drone and
I'll play some melodic stuff,
some rhythmic stuff and
I'm only gonna use the notes in the two
octaves of C major that we've learned.
But I want you to just see what a free
improvisation might sound like,
at least for me, on this particular day.
You can explore different sounds,
you can explore what are some weird
things you can do with your vibrato.
And it's really a free
exploration time and
the scale is your key to sort of give
yourself a framework to start with,
and there's a lot of things
you can do in C major.