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Improvising if I don't hear anything in my "mind's ear"?

Terribly sorry for being blunt, but I don't buy the aphantasia and lack of audiation thing at all. Improvisation is repeating pre-learned patterns, with variations, applied to different contexts. ...
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Improvising if I don't hear anything in my "mind's ear"?

Speaking as a fellow total aphantasic, my experience (in different areas of study) has been that training your neural network (brain, subconscious, etc) is what matters most. After a while the all ...
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Improvising if I don't hear anything in my "mind's ear"?

I can't speak too generally — I have a lot of experience with improvisation myself (more "classical" than "jazz" though), but I'm not sure how much of that carries over, and why it ...
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Improvising if I don't hear anything in my "mind's ear"?

If you know the structure of many melodies, you can play the same chord pattern of the target improvisation with small changes to the melody based on your knowledge of other melodies. Start by playing ...
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Improvising if I don't hear anything in my "mind's ear"?

Do a little test: listen to a improvisation that you really like, then somewhere in the middle press stop after a phrase and try to imagine the next phrase in your head, then try to play it or writing ...
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Can I Learn Ear Training Without the Ability to Audiate?

(Disclaimer: I learned about aphantasia from this question (or the one before it). I'm sure there are others with more informed experience. Also, from a few minutes of Googling it seems that ...
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