Karen Edwards and Friends

Karen Edwards and Friends
Friday. June 16. 2017
20:30 - Alle Altersgruppen
Rumfordstrasse 17
Munich, Germany 80469
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Die außergewöhnliche Sängerin und Pianistin Karen Edwards ist ein Juwel der Musik-Szene und wurde bereits mehrmals für den "Grammy Award for Jazz Performance" nominiert.

Edwards arbeitete in ihrer langen Karriere mit Stars wie Stevie Wonder, Prince oder Tony Bennett, tourte in Europa und Amerika, war jahrelang Star einer "Weekly Show in Atlanta", komponierte Film-Musik und war als Schauspielerin tätig.

"Karen Edwards is one of the most interesting American vocalist of young generation. Her concerts are not only fantastic music adventures, but also outstanding show!“

Karen Edwards (vocal, piano), Evan Tate (sax), Gary Todd (bass), Florian Oppenrieder (drums)

Beginn: 2o.3o Uhr, Eintritt nur 7,- Euro!

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Enclosures for Improvisation – Part One

A while back someone asked me about enclosures and how to practice them for improvisation. I had to first identify what was meant by “enclosures”.  I realized that I’ve always referred to this technique as “encircling”.

What I would do in a solo was to determine my “target notes” and define ways to indirectly and melodiously reach that note.

In order to really be successful at doing this, one’s technique has to be pretty solid. I’ve included a small document of some basic exercises over major and minor scales and triads to get you going.

Often, the notes that fall on the strong parts of the beat will be non-chordal tones that may or may not exist in the key. This is totally fine.

As long as your goal (or target note) is clear and the logic of your melody is solid, all notes will sound consonant / consistent with the chord.

In the next part of this series, I will give specific examples and exercises on how this technique is used in jazz improvisation.

Happy Practicing!

Read it here!