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Improvisation Techniques

For Musicians



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Improvisation has been an integral part of music performance for centuries with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and other classical composers and musicians being masters of improvising. It is one of the first musical skills we learn as a child yet once we start to learn to play an instrument, most musicians ‘forget’ how to improvise. This improvisation workshop aims to reacquaint musicians with this skill through understanding the various techniques and tools used to spontaneously create music.

Topics covered include:


Chords and arpeggios

Scales and modes

Chord/scale relationship

Common harmonic progressions

Open solos

Pentatonic substitution


Playing outside

Harmonic superimposition

Rhythmic phrasing

Creating tension and release


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"ReedBass creates a very positive environment, where we can explore various musical ideas without feeling we've got nothing to contribute."


Diana - Tyseley

"This improvisation workshop has given me the confidence to try out new ideas in band rehearsals to help bring new life to the songs we've played for years."


Luke H - Wednesbusry 

"During the workshop, I've learnt to step out of my comfort zone and try new things." 


Drew - London

"Not only did this workhop help me in planning music lessons for my students, it also allowed me to examine my approach to music and finding new ways to express myself."


Jaz - Bristol

"I really enjoyed the workshop and found it useful. I gained lots of tips which will be helpful in my songwriting."


Graham - Worcester

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