Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. - Miles Davis
This week in class, grades 3 and 4 improvised. Improvise means to compose, utter, execute, or arrange anything extemporaneously. They made up a melody by using the D notes while playing over these changes: D, Bm, and G. The students loved it. They created their own song--on the spot. They told a story with their rhythms and pitches.
For the backing tracks, I used an online program called JamStudio.com. This is a great practice tool for improv.
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