Explore improvisation in jazz music and further develop your ability to improvise jazz piano. You’ll learn more about the blues and jazz standards and explore in more depth the nature of improvisation.
This online course follows the course Learn Jazz Piano: I. Begin with the Blues from Goldsmiths, University of London. It’s ideal if you can already play the piano and scales, and have a basic ability to read music.
You’ll learn the basics by watching an overhead video of the keyboard — so you can try for yourself at home — and by playing along to pre-recorded bass and drum tracks.
What topics will you cover?
– Rhythm changes and the jazz standard “I Got Rhythm”
– Minor blues sequences and the examples “Equinox” and “Mr PC”
– Modal Jazz and the important example “So What”
– The nature of improvisation in modern jazz
– The Clock of Keys and its application to “All The Things You Are”
– Playing left hand voicings and its application to “Autumn Leaves”
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
– Recognise rhythm changes and be able to improvise on them
– Improvise over a minor blues sequence
– Appreciate the importance of Modal Jazz
– Explore the nature of improvisation in modern jazz
– Understand the Clock of Keys and its application
– Play left hand voicings in three distinct ways
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