Friday, November 28, 2014

Vocal Improv (Scat)

Alright folks. I. Love. Scat. I LOVE IT.
If you aren't quite sure what 'scat' is exactly, let me give you a quick run down.
In jazz, scat is basically improvising the way a musical instrument, like a sax or trumpet, would but using your voice.  Some artists will actually mimic the sound of the instrument they are thinking of at the time.
When I heard scat for the first time I fell in love with it and now find myself wandering around the house scoodle-dee-doot'n various lines and phrases.  I include it in a lot of my writing as well.
Anywho,
Heres a little improv solo I did in the kitchen at my parents old house.
(If you'd like to check out a few amazing artists, I recommend listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Kevin Mahogany, and Kurt Elling to start)