Monday, July 17, 2006

Creating a Broken-Chord Piano Improvisation

There are really only two ways you can play chords on the piano - solid or broken. While solid chords are nice, it's the arpeggio or broken chord that students love to play! Cascading notes shimmer and glide up and down the piano keyboard to create a waterfall of sound!

Creating a broken chord piano improvisation need not be difficult. All that you need to know is what chords to play and how to create the broken chord sound. Knowing the chords you will play is the easy part. Creating the broken chord sound can present some with problems. These problems can be easily overcome if we start out by using a special chord structure known as the open position chord.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Enjoyed your article/lesson on creating a broken-chord piano improvisation...effective...enjoyable...I sat down and started playing!

    Here's a link to my music...based on your broken-chord piano improvisation technique:!2D894EF96C8FC0!2081.entry