Improv Quote of the Day: Repeat It Repeat It Repeat It

Vamp riff typical of funk and R&B. About this ...

It is very easy for the teacher or facilitator to underestimate the degree to which repeating an idea can be musically valuable. This may be because western European music places so much emphasis on developmental procedures throughout its history; but other world musics tend to be more rooted in ostinato patterns, and in improvised music, the ostinato can be regarded as an essential point of departure. Repetition maintains energy flow.     – Rod Paton