Course Description

Does Your Improvisation Sound Stale?

Often this is because you are in need of new practice ideas to make your improvised lines sound more creative. In this course you’ll learn about modal playing, chord scale relationships, enclosures, weaving and elongating lines and a bunch more. While you can use each technique over a multitude of different styles, you can also use these techniques to create compositions too! Students in this course learn practical step-by-step exercises that they can add to their practice routine. This lesson is great for intermediate players or any student that wants new ideas that add to their toolkit. Learning how to improvise doesn’t have to be mysterious or scary. I’ve learned that there is a definite approach in how to teach this skill that makes it easy for all students to learn. You’re going to learn techniques that I use on gigs every week. I’ve often heard of students being taught the “here’s a chord…and here’s a scale, now improvise” method. This approach almost never works the first time and it takes a lot of frustrated practice for the student to learn how to actually improvise at the piano. Therefore I created this course to show you an easier way to bring this skill into your piano playing. If you’re a beginning piano player, new to improvisation I would suggest that you first look at my Beginner Improvisation Boot Camp where you will learn a more simplified, step-by-step improvisation approach. Course level: intermediate to advanced Time to complete this course: 2-3 weeks