SIDE SLIPPING: A Practical Guide to Improvisation
is a fantastic and really simple Jazz improvisation technique that
sounds great. All it involves is playing a short phrase/ motif in the
diatonic scale, repeating the phrase one semitone above or below,
before returning back to the diatonic scale. For example, you could
play a phrase in C Major and then repeat it in either D♭ Major (one
semitone higher) or B Major (one semitone lower) and then return to C
Major. So you’re just slipping to the side for a brief instant.
This works especially well with side-slipping arpeggios.
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