By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
John from Australia asks if it's OK to memorize your improvisations?
If you look at my earliest two improvisations on YouTube ("Wie soll ich dich empfangen" and "Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht"), you will see that they sound like memorized compositions which they are.
We all have been there. I guess the goal is to keep doing it long enough so that you will be able to start coming up with new ideas WHILE playing.
As the saying goes, "if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything".
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