Guy Belanger

Major: The Art of Improvisation
Intermediate to Advanced. Improvisation in Blues means to play what isnít planned. You just think it and play it on the fly in a solo role. Technique is the tool which gives shape to improvisation. If you donít have the technical ability to express what comes to your mind you will not be able to improvise. Improvisation and technique work together. Often Blues harmonica skill requires listening and knowing how blues musicians engage major and minor blues chords and pentatonic scales. They are what guide you to your improvisation. By listening to where they go, the blues harp player can make the judgements how to improvise performance.