Le3 Phras­ingPlace­ment

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Thei­deaofthisstudy­i­s­torepo­si­tion­aphrase­toad­if­fer­ent­lo­ca­tion­within abarand­note­howthe­con­se­quentsyn­co­pa­tion­can­changeth­e­feel en­tirely.Acom­mon­prob­lemwith­fledg­ing­blues­im­pro­vis­er­sisthatthey startev­eryphra­seinthe­same­place,usu­al­lythe­do­wn­beat­of­beat1,and aim­forthe­samedes­ti­na­tion­note–usu­al­lythe­root(tonic).Sowe’llmix­this up­by­changin­gour­phrase’sstart­in­glo­ca­tio­nandthedes­ti­na­tion.Try­this with­lit­er­al­lyev­ery­thingy­ou­play–aswith­thep­re­vi­ou­sex­am­ple,you’dbe sur­prise­datthemileagey­ou­canget­fromea­chini­tialidea.

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