16 Giant Steps

Peter McNeany
December 12/2023

The target approach. “It should be strongly emphasized that the target method is more appropiate for practicing improvisation than performing. In performance versus practice situations I would recommend than the improvising happen as naturally as posibble, wich means controlling it more by ear and intuition than by thinking”

Hal Crook 1990, How To Improvise, Pg 11.

Pacing
The “Play/Rest Approach”.
Controlling the quantity of playing and resting done in an improvised solo

Play next Play/Rest combinations over Giant Steps

SEE SECTION 1
Pg 17-22

subV7: Substitute Dominants
Lydian b7

The resolution of subV7 will be down a half step (…)
(…) Chords using Lydian b7 are expected to resolve with root motion not down a perfect 5th

Nettles & Graf, 1997. The Chord Scale Theory & Harmony, Chapter 3, Pg 57-58

SEE Pg 57-58

Learning from the masters

If I don’t practice for a day, I know it.
If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it.
If I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.

Louis Armstrong

Continue practicing the previous lessons