This is a beginner improvisation series for the tenor saxophone. In this series of lessons I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise. In this lesson 4A, I will teach you how to start thinking melodically and creating great lines while you improvise. This is one of the hardest steps for beginner improvisers to get down, going from scales to melodies. Many beginner improviser’s sound rigid with scales and it is hard for them to create melodies. There is an art to using the notes of a scale to create beautiful ideas and melodies.
I spend a lot of time talking about hearing the resolution points within each scale and chord and what to listen for when improvising. My goal with these series of lessons is too teach you all the basic chords and scales in every key and get you improvising in a fluent way over some common jazz standards. I demonstrate all the material on my tenor saxophone. (36 Minute Video Lesson)