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I’ve never really played much jazz, or listened to it for that matter. I really like it though. I’m from south/central Kentucky and haven’t been around it that much. I played saxophone through school and my director wasn’t really a sax player… I also took piano lessons and learned a lot of classical stuff… so I focused primarily on classical saxophone. I decided to major in music education in college because I truly love it and I’m a college sophomore now. I was in the jazz band last year, and I’m going to be this year as well. I can do the music and make it sound good, my main concern/problem is improvisation. Our jazz director lets everyone play a solo every now and then, and I’m never prepared. I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers or practice tips/techniques for better improve. Blues scales? Pentatonic scales? 7th chords? It’s all so confusing. Please help!