The Modern Improviser

Chester Harlan
Dedicated to the art of music improvisation
Created 21 Oct 2021
  • "Bag" by John Scofield
    02 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Beautiful 2016 performance by John Scofield in Marciac, France.
  • Musician's second brain
    31 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    We are in the process of building a very comprehensive database called “Musician’s second brain”. Feel free to add your comment below if you have any suggestion or feedback. Thanks and Happy New Year!...
  • Triads on a I-VI-II-V progression
    30 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear friends, Here’s a very simple exercise you can try, if you are want to start improving the knowledge of triads, in the context of a turnaround. BbMaj7 | G7 alt |Cm7 |F7 | You can start with the… ...
  • The great Jesse Van Ruller!
    30 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Jesse Van Ruller is one of the most deep and tasteful jazz guitarist I’ve ever heard. Enjoy!
  • Great website to study ear training (and not only)
    29 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here’s a great website that will help you practicing ear-training. Check it out!
  • On being "original"
    22 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    We live in a world where people keep saying that we should always be “creative” and “unique”. Fantasies. You already are unique. There is an overwhelming tendency of giving too much importance to our ...
  • The inner journey
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    When I teach music and improvisation, my goal is the bring the student on a journey. An inner journey. Of course, we need to work on acquiring the right tools. We need to go inside a kind of virtual …...
  • Si minore / B minor ?
    20 Dec 2021 2 1
    Qual è il materiale melodico che sto usando durante questa improvvisazione? (a parte le frasi blues). Riconosci il modo principale e le due triadi presenti nelle linee melodiche? Read more
  • Jim Hall-Careful/1989
    20 Dec 2021 1 0
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