Thursday, July 13, 2006

How to Improvise a Complete Piano Piece Using Just 2 Chords!

Most people think you need to learn sophisticated chords and lots of them to play "good" piano music. Wrong! You don't need to learn 100's and even thousands of chords you'll never use. What's perfect for the beginner and experienced player too is to limit choice!

Just a few chords, a scale to improvise in, and we're off creating a world of sound! For example, take the lesson "Winter Scene." Here we have 2 chords played by the left hand. We use a certain pattern to play these chords with and we've created a harmonic background. All that's left to do now is to add in the melody (foreground) and that's it - an improvisation that can last as long as the improviser is in the present moment and the music remains fresh.

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