Tag: improvisation

Steelpan Lessons: Just Play!!!

Sometimes the best lessons that we learn are the simplest! “Just Play” was the first and probably most important real-world application that I ever received regarding the instrument. This is the first of an ongoing series of lessons on playing the steelpan, utilizing not exclusively exercises, but many other concepts on ultimately making you a better MUSICIAN!

The Hemiola and Other Improvisational Techniques

Becoming a better musician, when dealing with improvisation, isn’t just about what notes you play. It’s how you play those notes. The hemiola and other polyrhythmic concepts help musicians explore a vast new frontier of musical phrasing where rhythm and melody are intertwined, producing exciting musical motifs.