You Can’t Improvise If You Can’t Do This!

You must become really good at instant composing. To do this, start with the melody. 
Solo with the melody of the tune in mind gives you a much more natural improvising flow.

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In this tutorial
00:00 Start With The Melody
01:06 Sammy Davis Jr The Strongest Melody
01:40 Never Play The 1 – Learn The Lyrics
02:38 The Melody Is Your Solo – Only Add Rhythm
03:44 Rhythm Makes The Solo Exciting
04:28 Chris Potter Melodic Fills – add chord tones
05:58 From Melody To Chord Tone Solos
07:00 Joe Henderson – Only Melody And Rhythm
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