Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Making of a Piano Improvisation - Creating "Winter Scene"

Many people assume that improvisation is magic and that it takes a magician to be able to just sit down at a piano and spontaneously create music. They couldn't be more wrong! There's a method to the magic.

Just like visual artists, we musicians just don't slap paint on a canvas and call it a painting. We know what we're doing (hopefully) and create using some kind of technique or method.

The lesson piece "Winter Scene" is an improvisation that uses 2 chords in the left hand while the right hand improvises. The background of this aural painting - the chords, we're created first using... click here to read more!

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