Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's day music

Last night I sat down and played a simple I-vi-ii-V improv.  Each chord was 2 measures in 144 to a quarter note in 4/4 time.  What was seemingly simple took some thinking, with such a slow simple progression it's actually more difficult to be creative and keep the solo moving.  The trick in any improv is to "tell a story."  This particular solo starts simple and sweet, is passionate in parts...but moving through the sweet cello harmony which represents my mom and my sister.