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.