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Brad Sondahl improvising folk, blues, jazz etc. (27) RE: improvising folk, blues, jazz etc. 07 Oct 99

I'm not note literate, but my approach to an instrument is to learn to pick out tunes on it. After learning hundreds of tunes, one learns to play whatever one is thinking. Then improvising is merely a matter of thinking the music. I think Jazz musicians frequently come to this place through lots of scales practice, but I much prefer just learning lots of tunes. Now I play harmonica, guitar, keyboards, and tin whistle, of which only guitar and keyboards need a knowledge of chords. Brad

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