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Chapter 1 The Basic Sound Dimensions GBlues Direction Study Slow Blues ar a a7 x Fil Fig. 1.10. G Blues Direction Study Again, the possibilities are endless. In any tune, try playing a chordal accompaniment that explores various direction possibilities against the tune’s melody or improv solo. It takes 2 new level of concentration but itis worth it. Mime Study Before moving onto Articulation, ! would like to introduce you to another improvisatory technique, which combines the study of rhythm and direction, This study is called Mime Study. It helps strengthen rhythmic and direction communication between members of an ensemble. First, let's try it with a small ensemble: just you and your stereo. Later, you should try this with a human partner or ensemble. It is much more rewarding and inter- esting to play with real people. Choose any recording—preferably one with which you are unfamiliar. While it plays, you play the music’s rhythm and direction ideas as closely as possible, but don’t make a sound! The recording should be the only sound 23