Learn Jazz Piano – An Introduction to Improvisation and Jazz Piano
Get started with jazz piano by learning the basic concepts and preparing to play modern jazz piano in a group with this course from Goldsmiths University of London.
Who is the course for?
This course is for any keen pianist, but will be particularly useful for university or college piano students who want to improve their improvisational skills. The course requires a basic ability to read music and play the piano, and expects a familiarity with scales.
What topics will you cover?
The three principal chords of Jazz and Blues
Practicing with playalongs
The 4 routes to improvisation: scalic, chordal, motivic and special devices
The major seventh, the Ionian scale and basic voicings
Improvising on a Jazz standard: The Blue Room
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Demonstrate your ability to play and improvise on three blues in C, F and B flat using a playalong
Demonstrate your ability to play and improvise on a jazz standard using a playalong
Explore the art of improvisation using the four routes: scalic, chordal, motivic, special devices