Are you improvising, or just “stringing together licks?”

Hey Improvisers,

It’s common for beginning improvisers to start out by learning a bunch of licks and stringing them together to create solos. But is this really the best way to learn to improvise? Going further, is it really improvising? Wouldn’t it be better to actually improvise while learning to improvise? And it this it true, then what exactly is the role of learning licks in your musical development?

I explore these essential topics in my new Piano Myth-Busting video:

Piano Myth-Busting #8

Happy improvising!


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