Improvisation is a key skill for contemporary musicians. Many of the best tracks you hear came from studio improvisation sessions. Improvisation skills allow you to work with other musicians to bounce creative ideas around; develop your own songs or unique cover versions; and unlock a variety of musical styles and technical ability.
Whether you’re preparing for an exam, or singing for fun, take a look at our new Vocals Session Skills videos and get ideas from professional vocalists Leigh Martyn Thomas and Brendan Reilly on how to improvise in styles ranging from pop to heavy rock, from ballad to blues.
Leigh is an experienced stage and function band vocalist, performance coach and choir master, and Brendan is a singer-songwriter who’s worked with artists including Disclosure, Basement Jaxx, Florence and the Machine and Rita Ora – so you’re in good hands.
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