What to Practice

Practicing Scales

Practicing Scales

Want to learn your scales in all keys? With a little forethought you can learn them quicker and set yourself up better to use them when you improvise. This posts includes exercises, discussion, and automatic integration with Random Roots.

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Using the Built-In Exercises

Using the Built-In Exercises

Random Roots comes with a number of built-in exercises. Some of them are set to be used as is; some of them are meant simply to give you ideas in creating your own. You can see them in the app by tapping on the Exercises tap. There’s one generic Sample Exercise and...

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Approach Notes

Approach Notes

Here is a sequence of exercises to help you master a key building block of jazz improvisation: approach notes. You can auto-load the exercises into Random Roots or use them on their own. Background: What are Approach Notes? Target Notes When we improvise jazz music,...

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