Jam School: Motivic Development

by Kristofer Dahl

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  • Do you run out of ideas too fast? Have you ever felt unable to improvise?

    Here is a concept that has helped me get more consistent results in my jams: motivic development

    You can hear me using it throughout the entire example jam: it serves as a read thread for my improvised lines, as well as backup inspiration - when I run out of ideas.

    The backing track is taken from Javier's John Mayor Slap Style

    Wait no more - join me in the exciting world of motivic development!

    Gear:
    Main video: Fender Am deluxe strat 50th anniversary, Kemper Profiler (profile: AXE II Suhr Strat)
    Other videos: Vintage Icon V6, Kemper Profiler (profile: Morgan AC20)
    Duet2 usb
    Logic pro

    The delay sound was achieved by applying bus delay in Logic Pro, with a sidechained compressor for a ducking effect + auto wah.

    Tonality:

    E Minor

    E AEOLIAN MODE
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