Piano Improvisation. First steps
Who is this course for?
For classical pianists, as well as musicians who wish to learn improvisation on the piano.
Knowledge of musical notation. Basic knowledge of music theory. Mastery of the academic piano.
The goal of the course is to teach in a very compact and clear way how to take your first steps in improvisation on the piano. Considering that many academic musicians are “tied” to the notes and want to learn to play music freely, these lessons include a series of exercises aimed at letting go of the notes, developing the performer’s imagination,
develop coordination in playing with both hands, etc.
It also includes an introduction to different musical styles such as blues, ragtime, reggae … The system of chord symbols, the structure of harmonies and their application are explained. In addition to the theory, each lesson includes a practical part with concrete tasks and exercises aimed at deepening the information received. The course will be of interest to academic pianists and instrumentalists who have a basic knowledge of elementary music theory and are familiar with musical notation.
Do not try to skim all the lessons superficially and just repeat and copy. You will achieve the best results if you understand the information very thoroughly and then work through the practical part and, at most, try to use your imagination in playing (even with a metronome if you like) on the basis of the theoretical knowledge you have acquired. Only when you have fully grasped and understood the principle, you can proceed to the next lesson.
Despite the compactness of the lessons, it may take some time to achieve the result and complete freedom in improvisation.
All practical tasks of the course are the result of my own experience with the study of improvisation on the piano, as well as the experience of teaching students with absolutely different levels of education, age and technical data.
I wish you patience, motivation and success!