Improvisation at the Piano: A Systematic Approach for the Classically Trained Pianist

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This unique text uses a step-by-step approach to guide the reader from fundamental concepts to advanced topics in improvisation. Each subject is broken into easy to understand segments, gradually becoming more complex as improvisational tools are acquired. Designed for the classically trained pianist with little or no experience in improvisation, it uses the reader's previous knowledge of basic theory and technique to help accelerate the learning process. Included are more than 450 music examples and illustrations to reinforce the concepts discussed. These concepts are useful in all improvisational settings and can be applied to any musical style. For pianists interested in jazz, there are three chapters dedicated to introducing jazz improvisation, which can be used as the basis for further study in this idiom. Teachers using this text can go online to www.improvisationatthepiano.com to download lesson plans, ask specific questions about improvisation, and view answers to the most frequently asked questions about this book. 232 pages.

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Brian Chung serves as Senior Vice President of Kawai America Corporation. He is past president of the Piano Manufacturers Association International, a former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the MTNA Foundation. Dennis Thurmond is currently director of Keyboard Pedagogy at the Thornton School of Music (Univesity of Southern California), was formerly the chairman of the music synthesis department and class piao program at the Berklee College and Teaching Fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Studies.

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