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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Improv

Now I'm trying to play my compositions and improvise on the chord changes a bit. It's not very hard to play something that will fit, more or less, but only a few isolated phrases sound any good at all. My left hand is pretty good at moving from one chord to the next while my right hand does its thing. I guess for the first or second day of really trying this I didn't do so bad. I'm trying to have better comping rhythms in the left hand as well, and to throw in some two handed chords.

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