Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. ”
~ Charles Mingus ~
Three Note Symphony: Yaron Herman at TEDxHelvetia
Last semester I had some of my private students improvising on Miles Davis’ tune “Blue in Green” using permutations of a three note minor fragment. Then the other night I saw this wonderful video of Yaron Herman explaining how he builds highly sophisticated improvisations and variations by starting with a simple fragment idea. Yaron does such an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating this concept that I’d like to share it with you. There’s also an interesting related article on The Power Of Permutations in Berklee Today.
For anybody interested in improvising and/or writing their own music, this stuff is a gold mine!