As I'm learning more about my chosen instrument, I'm also learning that I'm not limited to the chords that are learned out of a book. Adding or subtracting a note here and there changes up the entire chord or chord progression. Music's so amazing. I wish I had better training in it, to realize more of this type of thing. But it's also such a neat feeling to find something like this when you're just noodling around on your instrument. It's a lifetime of learning, and that appeals greatly to me.
A - It sounds like you are on your way to musical greatness by experimenting with what's not on the page. I'm quite sure that's how people like Dave Matthews made a nitch for himself. And judging by their live show with the many improv jam sessions, it appears that it's lots more fun than playing someone else's music.
I'd agree with that. Jamming is way fun, just to see what every other musician brings to the table, and what you can come up with. Styles mix and mesh, and greatness can come out of the blending. Some of the Police's greatest hits came out of jams.
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