Improvising on Jazz Standards – Learn How to Improvise Jazz Piano
This in-depth jazz piano course on improvisation, taught by a renowned jazz and blues piano teacher, will give you the basics of jazz improvisation.
Who is the course for?
This course requires a basic ability to read music, play the piano, and familiarity with scales. It may be of particular interest to university and college piano students studying music or jazz piano.
You’ll need access to a piano or keyboard, and have a computer, tablet or smartphone set up next to it.
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