UncleAC_id1 karma2017-10-08 15:21:28 UTC
I learned cello and drums from teachers, and am an autodidact for guitar and piano. For cello, I never really learned to improvise, guitar and piano, I only improvise and always fall back to minor scales but I'm trying to combine major and minor scales in my improvisations (I'm only playing them at home for myself, but I played the drums in a band for 5 years and only then started to improvise, I think it helps to get a feeling of all the possibilities an instrument has to offer, you might find yourself liking it after some time of drilling yourself in improvisation. To play with others is not easy, but you can start off with only one other player or singer and choose a very simple scale and melody, then it tends to be easier to play together, and then make some little adjustments in the melody to finally improvise together. I find it to be the most fun.
Our music teacher at high school in Germany taught us a lot about modes, so I sometimes try to use them, but I fall back into the normal scales rather quickly.
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UncleAC_id1 karma2017-10-08 14:37:29 UTC
You said you would play very emotionally. If you improvise, do you rather play in minor or major scales, or do you implement church modes in your playing? Do you intend do also play synthesizers, and play in a band, or rather stay classical? Thank you for your answers :)
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