Despite common opinion, improvisers are made, not born; and they're made through slow, steady practice, just like anything else. By practicing the concepts of how rhythms, melodies and chords function in a certain way, students understand how to use rhythmic, melodic and harmonic variations to jam on a lead sheet. For acoustic piano/electronic keyboard, students will learn how to improvise in rock, blues and jazz. Music is given, with notes at the top with improv ideas to follow. 80 pages, softcover. A sold-separately Teach Yourself to Improvise at the Keyboard Audio CD includes demos of the music found in the book.
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