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Alfred’s Basic Jazz/Rock Course: Improvisation, Level 3


Improvise right away! Bert Konowitz introduces all the basic improvisation concepts in a simple, easy-to-learn-and-teach format. Each new concept is presented in a logical, progressive order followed by reinforcement exercises allowing students to try different interpretations. Playable on both acoustic and electronic keyboard.

  • Improv Idea #1: Creating New Melodies with the C Blues Scale
  • Improv Idea #1: Creating New Melodies with Chord Tones
  • Improv Idea #1: Creating New Melodies with Blue Notes
  • Improv Idea #1: Creating an “Arrangement” from a Lead Sheet
  • Improv Idea #1: New Accompaniment Sounds

Improvisation is a skills that can be learned. It is important because it allows the performer to use music to express individual feelings and ideas. Improvising is a natural part of Jazz and Rock playing it is an exciting skill and a welcome companion to studying and performing all styles of music. Jazz and Rock improvisation, level 3, lets you improvise right from the beginning. It is correlated page by page with Alfred’s jazz and rock course, level 3. through the improvisation series, (Levels 1-4) may be used independently,when used together with the jazz and rock course level 1-4. the pianist has the unique opportunity to become a well trained jazz and rock musician.

This book is written to be played on wither a traditional acoustic piano or an electronic keyboard. At the bottom of each page, suggestions are offered for ways that acoustic and electronic instruments may be used together: Acoustic Jamming suggestions offer a supportive left hand accompaniment that may be added by a teacher, a parent who plays piano, or a more experienced student. Electronic Jamming suggestions offer specific sound and rhythmic backgrounds that may be used when playing on an electronic keyboard. the electronic rhythm backgrounds may also be added as an accompaniment when performing on an acoustic piano.

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  • Item Number: 00-5757 / 038081117515
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing
  • By: Bert Konowitz


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