Anyone Can Improvise!

Improvising Using Your Current Piece (1)

Improvising over an Open 5th Chord, inspired by your current piece Open 5th chords provide a wonderful accompaniment for improvisation because they can accompany almost any improvisation without making that improvisation sound “wrong”. A good way to begin improvising is to draw inspiration from the rhythm, melodic features and general style of a piece you know and like. Let’s assume you know and like James Hook’s Gavotta. Here are the first eight bars: First, make sure you know the key of the piece (look at the key signature and the last...

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