Below is the recording from the Week 4 Live Question and Answer Webinar.
In this final video, I talk about how to improvise on the piano completely from scratch – just sitting down and playing.
Of course, you do need some sort of structure to start, but by using what we’ve learned so far, you can get a head start and make some great sounds quickly and easily.
In case I haven’t said it enough before, THANK YOU for taking the time to join me in this 4-week interactive course. I truly appreciate your interest in this subject – it’s one I LOVE to teach and talk about and continue to study myself.
I do hope you’ve gotten as much or more out of this course than I’ve put in (I know I’ve gotten more out of it!).
This video will cover “comping” – accompanying yourself or another vocalist or instrumentalist on the piano.
Here’s a nifty little trick that’s easy to use – changing the key while you’re playing… but only temporarily.
You’ll probably hear this more in jazz than anything else, but I wanted to give you one more tool for your improvisation toolbox 😉
So, here you go!
Having a few patterns memorized sure comes in handy when you’re playing, so here are a few more ideas you can use right away, along with ways you can build your own patterns on the piano.
In this video, I go over several interesting two-hand piano patterns that you will probably recognize from popular music.
They are a way to get flashy sounds without TOO much practice time 😉
This is a quick video about whole tone scales – there are really only two of them on the piano (but they start in different positions), but they have an interesting sound that can come in handy in certain situations.
Check out the video for more info…
Welcome to the final week of Improvise Piano… Fast! In some ways, I feel like we’ve covered a TON of information, but in other ways, I feel like we’ve just begun to scratch the surface. How true that can be when learning just about anything, don’t you know.
In this first video, I talk more about sus chords, diminished chords, and chord substitutions, and how and when to go about using them. No overview this week – we just jump right in!