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Cello Lessons: Eb Major - Improvisation

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E flat major.
Let's spend some time
improvising in this scale so
we get used to the extensions and
the sound of this scale.
Let's put on the drone, and
I'm gonna do a guide tone
improvisation in this scale.
I'm just
working my
way up through
the scale
and you'll
notice I'm
actually doing
mostly scale
based motion,
I'm not
doing a lot
of skips
like where
I would play
in E flat and
then play
a B flat.
I'm not making a lot of big leaps.
I'm mostly making smooth, scalular motion.
And that can help make the melody
sound really organic, and so
I think you can try that when you're doing
your guide tone improvisation as well.
I also want to explore this
scale in the jazz backing track.
I want you to practice it with
the metronome and explore some rhythms.
And we can also explore how it feels in
a subtle swing feel with the jazz track.
I could
keep doing
that for
a long
It's really nice to just explore and let
the harmonies that the band is playing,
kind of lead your ear and show you where
you can take the notes in this scale.
I hope you have fun
exploring in this scale, and
feel free to send a video submission,
I'd love to check it out.