You can’t deny the power of raw talent in music, but it is possible there is an even greater strength in the human capacity for self-transformation, growth, and genius. Some people have enormous natural talent and ability. Some have to work really hard. One way or another we’re all striving to find a true expression in sound, one that touches on something universal, and we all have to strive to find our own path, no matter how gifted or challenged we may be. – Dave Douglas
I wanted to share this article from Dave Douglas, who is a versatile improviser, master trumpet player, a thoughtful teacher, and a beautifully lucid writer. It provides concrete processes you can follow in order to begin improvising right away.
As Dave puts it:
If you are not interested in this topic, or not interested in putting in some time working with this, skip this post. It gets nerdy.
If you have the desire and the patience, though, this article is a fantastic place to begin. Click below: