Lari shares creative ways to take an existing melody and improvise with it to make it your own. She walks through some examples and shares ideas regarding when and how to expand on the melody.
- This lesson we're going to take a look at improvisation.…Not jazz improvisation and scatting,…that's for a different course.…But we're going to talk about how with any melody…that's established that's written,…you can improvise, you can change that melody as a singer,…and that ability to improvise and create little various…in the melody at the right time in the song can be…a really powerful tool for making the song your own,…making it your interpretation,…for building an emotional arc,…to increase the level of energy or passion or intensity…as the song goes along.…
You can accomplish a lot with a little bit of judicious…and tasteful and well placed improvisation.…What makes improvisation powerful for a listener…is the relationship that the new interpretation has…with the melody as its written, as its established.…So it's important to remember that if you want to…play with the melody as a mean of building the energy…of the song or making it more interesting the second version…you know, you want to build the level of interest,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The power belt
- Interpreting lyrics
- Working with an accompanist
- Performing with a group of other musicians
- Exploring emotional expression as a singer