Jazz piano improvisation: The girl form Ipanema. Bossa nova
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Jazz piano improvisation: The girl form Ipanema. Bossa nova

Learn how to play and improvise bossa nova on the example of the song "Girl from Ipanema"
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Created by Albert Sapr
Last updated 10/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • play the "Girl From Ipanema" song
  • improvise "Girl From Ipanema"
  • improvise bossa nova
  • invent new musical material
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Requirements
  • a piano
  • any other instrument
  • if you are familiar with the musical basics, that will help you
  • desire to start improvising
Description

In this course, you will learn:

  • The "Girl from Ipanema" - you will learn how to play the song
  • How to play bossa nova, what is special about playing bossa nova.
  • How to improvise the melody
  • How to develop the motives of the melody and build the improvisation on them
  • How to enrich your left hand part
  • How to make two, three levels of musical material at the same time

Most important, I will share with you the way of thinking while you're improvising in order to exceed the musical quality of your improvisations.

Also, you can use principles which I've described here in your own compositions while writing music.

If you play piano like amateur or if you are student in musical university - doesn't care: you can use the ideas in the range of skills you have.

Also, it's not important to be a piano player: if you play some other instrument, this course might be useful for you as well. The main thing I'm going to talk about is the way of thinking in musical terms. And music itself can be played on any instrument, of course.

Who is the target audience?
  • musicians who want to start improvising
  • musicians who want to learn playing bossa nova
  • the level of musician doesn't play any role
  • pianists who are improvising or who want to start doing it
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 5 Lectures Collapse All 5 Lectures 33:11
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The Girl From Ipanema: learning the theme. Learning the bossa nova.
1 Lecture 12:06
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Improvising
4 Lectures 21:05
First part of the song: finding the ways of improvising on a theme
06:22

Second part of the song: using motives which are inside of the theme
08:24

In this part I am playing improvisation using all ideas we were talking about in order to put them together

Preview 04:25

About the Instructor
Albert Sapr
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207 Students
2 Courses
Musician
  • Albert has studied in Kiev National Musical Academy, Ukraine and Graz University of Music and Performing Arts, as a composer and pianist.
  • Has a master degree for composition.
  • Is a teacher in musical school. Has a rich experience of working with students.
  • Is a first prize winner on a First Dmitry Tiomkin international piano improvisation competition: “The surprise of the contest named after Dmytro Tiomkin was the victory of Albert Sapr, who challenged the stereotype that the art of improvisation is the patrimony of jazz: “I think there is more freedom for improvisation in academic music, because there is no need to walk the line, you can fold wherever you like and determine the fate of the work in a very unexpected way even for yourself. But there is a “dark side” in the improvisation as it is – one risks to melt among the piles of styles and turn into an apologist of the whole music history”

  • Has toured number of towns as a pianist improvisator.

  • In his musical activities, is combining three spheres of music: composition, improvisation and playing. Is interested to find the point of contact of these spheres, and where they should exist separately, non interfering with each other. These reflections, he plans to bring to its second thesis. First thesis is about four symphonies of great Polish composer Vitold Lutoslawsky.