Pop/Rock Style

Pop/rock-based improvisation differs from jazz-based improvisation in several respects. Instead of one-voice melody lines, improvised sections consist of brief, often rhythmic motifs with a melody tone and a supporting tone. The nature of the resulting phrase is sturdy.

Melody lines are not as tied to the chords as in the jazz-based style; improvisation is based on the horizontal scales and a “blue note” feeling and often emphasises the rhythm. Blues in its various forms is often the starting point for pop/rock-based improvisation.