Vocal Jazz Improvisation - Approaching "Scatting"
Last year I posted an article helping vocal directors with this question... How do I help my student's work on their improvisation when they sing?
The answer was simple. Listening and then mirroring: copying! Last year we discussed memorizing a vocal improvisation, specifically Sarah Vaughan's All of Me. This year, I challenged my students with a step further. Instead of copying a vocalist's improvisation, I had the vocalists memorize a saxophone improvisation solo. I played three examples of a solo on the tune "All the Things You Are."