Yesterday was the second time that a jazz pianist told me that they felt a glimmer of envy for the fact that I improvised without an instant knowledge of harmony.  It's funny... since I started this whole project, and even before, I always felt inferior for not having that.  And it's a big reason why I wanted to start jazz lessons.  I felt like I "should" follow that precedent.

But it made sense.  He told me that when he hears a collection of tones, he can't help but relate it to a harmonic structure, and in that vein, finds it difficult to deviate from the tradition.  And therefore found surprises and unpredictability in my improvisations.

Funny that what I assumed was a defect is, through another set of eyes, seen as a virtue.  I'm not going to argue with that... I'll take what I can get.

...but I'm still going to try to learn harmonic improvisation.

Here we go, Day 278: https://ia600303.us.archive.org/11/items/Improv51812/20120518190701.mp3