Today I played piano alongside other rhythm section members in Robins improvisation class. We played two well known jazz standards: 'I Got Rhythm' by George Gershwin and 'Cantaloupe Island' by Herbie Hancock. We all did solo's on the blues and pentatonic major scale. I did a lengthy solo on the piano using not only the scales given my Robin, but using a whole tone scale which Robin asked me to try. Robin suggested that I don't use the pedal during my solo's because he wanted my melodic and harmonic lines to be heard. This was a very enjoyable activity because we were treated like session musicians in a band, however we were learning things at the same time.