Musicians – playing jazz and other genres – use improvisation to explore their creativity and to generate musical ideas. This course – by the talented jazz artist Gregg Fine – shows how to unleash the power of improvisation in your music!
How do you teach improvisation? Our trainer, Gregg Fine, breaks down the process into an easily learned series of steps based upon understanding music theory, harmony and form. He takes you on a sonic journey explaining the the different jazz formats from standards to bitonality. All along the way he provides a series of practice lessons to make sure that you can easily and quickly follow along.
Throughout this course you learn melodic and chordal techniques you can deploy in your own music. No matter what style of music you play, these concepts will help you take your music to all kinds of unexpected places.
You learn how to build solos based upon structured melodic techniques. You see how to make chordal substitutions to add interest and variety to your progressions. Gregg also explains how to improvise inventive melodies using all kinds of scales and modes to help shape your musical ideas.
Jazz is built upon improvisation. It's a musical breeding ground where innovative ideas are born. But you don't have to be a "jazz head" to benefit from concepts explained this course. If you're a songwriter or even a dance music composer, the techniques that Gregg Fine demystifies will inspire you expand your musical horizons and generate all kinds of new, innovative ideas.
So get ready to harness the power of improvisation and take you music and performing to places it's never been before.
Jazz Improvisation 202 is a continuation of the Jazz 201 course. The information in the tutorials cover Jazz theory in a way that you can immediately implement them into your live controllerism or keyboard playing.I recommend this course and look forward to more advanced theory classes!
jeff richman wrote on August 30, 2014
Excellent delivery, well said, and to the point. This is someting all students should know!
Al Kookie wrote on May 20, 2014
Great, Detailed Course. A must to understanding how Jazz works and the nuts and bolts of Jazz Improvisation. I've watched it 3 times from start to finish. I get something out of it every time.
Carrion Fowl wrote on March 6, 2014
Thought this was even better than Gregg's intro to Jazz because it covered a lot more ground in a much deeper/more practical manner. Huge array of ideas/techniques to practice/adapt.
Dave wrote on January 6, 2014
i have not yet watched this, but i'm giving it 5 stars for two reasons: 1. I'm almost finished gregg's jazz harmony course, and it is an intuitive, logical progression (no pun...eh, pun intended) through jazz harmony and
2. This is another great example of the diversity of content on this site.
I am a working musician and a composition graduate and I love reviewing this stuff and also helps me reinforce my own teaching. Keep up the good work everyone.