Improvise for Real

Improvise for Real : The Complete Method for All Instruments

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Improvise for Real is a way of studying and creating music that is both fascinating and addictive. Already being used by musicians in more than 20 countries, the method empowers you to learn through your own creative explorations. Instead of giving you "licks" and formulas to use in your solos, David Reed takes you into the beautiful world of modern harmony and shows you how music really works. You will learn to understand music from the inside out and to recognize the sounds in the music all around you. You will learn to improvise over jazz standards, blues songs, pop music or any other style you would like to play. And you will learn to play YOUR music, expressing yourself with complete confidence in any musical situation. The method is open to all instruments and all ability levels. You do not need to know anything at all about music theory to begin, and there is no sight reading required. The exercises are easy to understand and fun to practice. For many people, Improvise for Real is the key that enabled them to finally understand harmony and to really enjoy more

Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 20mm | 559.99g
  • David Reed Music
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0984686363
  • 9780984686360
  • 345,681

About David Reed

David Reed's mission is to teach all people how to connect with their own musical creativity and enjoy improvising and composing their own music. While his own musical background is primarily in jazz music, his approach to teaching improvisation is universal and applies to all styles of music. During more than 10 years of teaching musical improvisation for all instruments, David became increasingly frustrated with mainstream teaching methods that consist almost entirely of telling students what to play. He began to imagine a different kind of improvisation method that would empower students to explore the world of modern harmony and discover it for themselves, leading them to the same deep understanding of music that is enjoyed by the greatest improvisers in the world. The method is called Improvise for Real (IFR), and it is now being used by both students and teachers in more than 20 countries. David also provides jam tracks and other learning materials to support the entire IFR community. You can learn more at David currently spends most of the year in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His primary instrument is the nylon string guitar. He also enjoys playing both the trumpet and the piano. A musician for more than 30 years, his unique perspective on music and creativity is based on his experiences playing and teaching music in Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Nicaragua and the United more