In this lesson, I take an in-depth look on how to improvise over the classic Charlie Parker tune Scrapple from the Apple.
I take you through the steps that I use with students on how to improvise on this tune as well as the jazz concepts I use while improvising. The concepts include key center improvisation, approach note lines, bebop scale, diminished scales and simple melodic ideas. All of these elements are demonstrated on the alto saxophone.
I also talk about how I think of the changes of the tune and relate them to each other for easier memorization. (33 Minute Video Lesson, three PDFs of Scapple changes in Bb,C and Eb, two playalongs to use to practice with. One at 160 and one at 200)