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  1. Teaching
    Hi guys, What would be your three main advice to a wannabe improviser ? I know the perfect answer is "it depends", but I'm curious to know about your three main points in general. To me it's: 1) Listening (a lot !) 2) singing 3) Practicing your ability to play what you ear. What's yours ? In...
  2. Practicing
    I’m always eager to play my saxophone and I’m passionate about improvisation, but being “effective” ,practicing deep work and intense focus seems to be at an another level… I don’t know about you guys but it feels like working in the practice room is less about scales, 2 5 1, tunes and...
  3. Practicing
    I've realized recently how my approach of standards was chaotic these recent years. The only parameter I used in my choice of a tune was" waoouh" this tune is amazing ! I have to learn it !!!" And then followed the struggle of trying to keep up with high tempo, memorizing licks because of course...
  4. Practicing
    I’ve came across a good book recently called the 80/20 principle based on the researches of the economist Vilfredo Pareto which states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. For instance: 80% of the wealth on earth are owned by 20% of the richest company...
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