This is a simple minor major nine melody I started hearing in my head a few days ago. It’s nothing special but I enjoyed singing it and working it slowly through the keys. Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that help me connect with my ear and get me out of my “thinking mind” while playing. Often when I’m practicing something like this, since the content has been determined ahead of time, I can focus on other elements of the improvisational process such as sound, breath, feel, staying relaxed, posture, and listening.
This melody comes from the ascending melodic minor scale.
There’s a PDF of the melody and an mp3 midi play along as well.