So I’ve been playing fiddle and piano accordion for years. I can play many tunes of a few different genres of music but recently I have come to notice that being able to improvise and jam and create something out of nothing is something that is lacking. I am only able to play music that I have actively learnt and that other people have wrote. I have a lot of friends who are excellent at improvisation, and sometimes it’s so great to hear some of them just start singing and playing music about a funny song on some random thing in the room. I always really regret not being able to join in.
I have a good ear and can read music. But how can I improve my jamming/improvisation skills? I’d love to be able to make off the cuff melodies with the fiddle or know how to back any tune with chords. I have a decent understanding of music theory but could definitely do well to learn more about different chord progressions and arpeggios and whatnot. I’m not really sure anyways and I hope my general question is clear enough! Any advice, tips, types of practice, etc all very much welcome. Thank you!