4. Melodic Structures

Jerry Bergonzi
Chapter III

Peter McNeaney
September 12/2023

Chapter III


Visualization is the process of picturing in our mind’s eye what we hear in our mind’s ear.

Bergonzi (page 31)

Read Chapter III and practice visualization.
Complete the assigment III

  • Visualize as low as you wish at first because the speed is not the issue (…)
  • Wherever you have a difficult time mentally is where you will encounter problems playing on your instrument (…)
  • With practice, whatever you are able to visualize you will then be able to play.
Bergonzi (Page 32)
  • Visualize the melody
  • Visualize roots
  • Choose a group note permutation and visualize it.
Other Improvisation resources

Focus your mind on rhythm
How to begin or end the phrases rhythmically

Where do I start?

What do I play before I start?

What do I play after finishing?

Play next example

Improvise controlling how to begin or end the phrases rhythmically

Continue practicing the previous lessons