Monday, October 30, 2006

Creating a Free-Form Piano Improvisation

So many piano students wonder how they can improvise. They just don't understand how someone can sit down at the piano and play off the top of their head. What they don't know is that there is some method or system behind the pianist's approach.

One of the best methods is to just pick a few chords from a Key and play. For example, imagine you're sitting down at your piano and you just want to play what you feel. What do you do? For starters, you could place your fingers on the first chord that calls out to you. Perhaps a minor chord is what you feel like playing. Or maybe you're in a Major mood.

The key is to not think about it and allow the fingers to move towards what it wants. Take the lesson "Reflections in Water" for example. Here we start out by playing a C Major 7 open position chord. Click here to read more!

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