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Cello Lessons: C Major - Improvisation (Beginner)

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[MUSIC]
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.
[MUSIC]
You
can
really
just
start
exploring
patterns.
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.
[MUSIC]