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Introduction to the Improvisation Course
  • The Improvisation course aims to develop the ability to improvise an accompaniment and also lays the foundations for melodic improvisation by using variation and dedicated exercises.

  • Through the learning of progressive pieces and creative activities, students develop their overall musical abilities of ear, playing and reading melody, rhythm and harmony.

  • Gradually the student is able

- to interpret the melodies by ear or sight,

- to improvise an accompaniment with the use of patterns,

- to vary the melody and improvise using the chord chart.

  • The course is made up of 9 modules containing 2 pieces each.

  • The student has a downloadable and printable sheet music, audio resources and suggestions for learning and practice

  • The course activities for each piece are as follows:

- Learning the basic version and transposition.

- Variation of the accompaniment.

- Variation of the melody.

- Bass and chord (two-handed accompaniment).

- Training for improvisation.

After having carried out all the activities, the student then has the possibility to make their own solo or group arrangement.

  • The activities can be approached in various ways to allow the development of the following skills:

- to sing or play by ear

- to sing or play on sight

- to write by ear (whole scores)


  • The arranged part of the piece (B) increases playing experiences and musical vocabulary.

  • A “swing” version is available for each track.

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