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In this course, I will share with you the techniques of improvisation on the piano on the example of improvising classical variations on a theme "twinkle twinkle little star". As a bonus, there is an improvisation on a "smoke on the water" theme.
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.
You will learn a branch of stuff about improvising on a theme:
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|Section 1: Introduction. What is improvisation about?|
Introduction. What is improvisation?Preview
|Section 2: Improvisation on a "Twinkle little star" theme|
Learning the theme: check the scores and find out how did Mozart improvisePreview
Introducing a theme on which we plan to improvise.
First variation: just making some imrpovements in voices
Second variation. Variating chords: refreshing harmony, changing the tonality
Third variation and a draft of fourth. Setting free.
4th & 5th variations. Improving left hand, switching major to minor
Sixth variation: Final.
|Section 3: Bonus: improvisation on a theme "Smoke on the water"|
Smoke on the water
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.