SIDE SLIPPING: A Practical Guide to Improvisation


Side-Slipping 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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