Christian Artists Seminar

August 5 - August 10 2017

Improvisation class on piano

Language the workshop will be taught:
English

We scheduled the workshop as follow:
A series of workshops in 3 days placed in shift 1 or 2 of 1 hour and 20 minutes each day.

This workshop should be placed in the following category:
Music Instruments

Maximum number of participants:
6, more is okay, but it is more difficult to give everybody enough attention and space/room to play.

The needed artistic level of this workshop is:
Advanced/professional/pre-academic/post-academic/masterclass

The skills criteria for participants to follow this workshop are:
Advanced in playing piano, at least average/beginner in improvisation.

Participants will have learned after doing this workshop:
Playing existing melodies is nice, but to make new melodies is as least as beautiful and perhaps even more exciting!
From the jazz music we will make a foundation or we going to build on improvisation.
We will use existing clear jazz/blues pieces or simple chord progressions. We learn different scales and learn which notes work well on certain chords. In addition, we learn to build a solo. Also we pay attention to the left hand, which has an accompanying role.

What materials/equipment/other things participants need to bring to be able to do this workshop:
Paper/pen/a simple recorder (to record the lessons and musical examples) or memory stick.

Other important things a participant should know to be able to do this workshop:
No

Describe clearly the content of this workshop:
Playing existing melodies is nice, but to make new melodies is as least as beautiful and perhaps even more exciting!
For some participants it will be new to improvise, while others already are busy with.
From the jazz music we will make a foundation or we going to build on improvisation.
We will use existing clear jazz/blues pieces or simple chord progressions. We learn different scales and learn which notes work well on certain chords. In addition, we learn to build a solo. Also we pay attention to the left hand, which has an accompanying role.
We are going to play together. One will guide while the other improvise. We’re going to alternate.