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Improvisation on the piano

Discussion in 'Technique' started by Bard Zak, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Bard Zak

    Bard Zak New Member

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    No matter how much I try, I can not do it. I'm good at playing music and learning composition. But I can not improvise in any way, what could be the reason?
     
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    Hi there,

    what truly helped me learn how to improvise was learning other peoples songs by ear. Everyone is going to have different advice on improvisation, but I think we will all agree that you need to just practice doing it. And practice it often. Start with a key signature that you like or find easy. Start to play chords in your left hand and slowly start to play melodies in the right hand. I think having some music theory knowledge really helped me because I understood key signatures well and knew what notes I could hit. I would recommend learning the circle of fifths.

    I recently found this to be super helpful:

    https://keyboardkraze.com/treble-clef/

    Take C major. Play a simple chord progression like C, G, aminor, F. Start to improvise over these chords. Go slow and I think you will start to get it.
     
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