Last week we covered guitar chops. This week it’s piano.
Contrary to popular belief, piano improv IS for everybody! We’ve made it easy for you to set your clients up for immediate success. Watch this video to see my handy chord progression in action with a REAL “non-musician.” Watch for the glissando at the end! My neighbor Clyde does a great job!
I also have a free chord progression download with accompanying recording available to you. You have two options:
(1) Click here to play it in real time on your mobile or desktop. JUST CLICK “PLAY.” You can *literally* play this recording in the background while your client jams on black keys… He/she will sound AWESOME! (No piano chops necessary on YOUR part.) OR…
(2) Download the chord sheet here (Right click, then “Save As”) to print it up and read from the arrangement:
I hope you like it, and more importantly, I hope you can use it in your practice! If you are ready to dig even *deeper* into piano improvisation, then I highly recommend my colleague’s course. Lauren Bevilacqua has been called the “Queen of Improv.” Her skills and expertise and experience in musical theatre does NOT disappoint! She’s amazing. Click here for more details on her course:
One of our participants said this: This is a great course. I learned a lot, and I am a pianist! After taking the course, I will be much more comfortable and creative when using improv on the piano. –Maxine Vogt, MT-BC | Willingboro, NJ
Be well, feel good, and make MUSIC! Kat
P.S. HUGE props to my old jazz teacher Jay Jay who taught the above improvisation trick to me. If you are in San Diego, then you gotta get a lesson with him! =)
Kay, that is awesome! You make it look like so much fun!! I’m going to try this with my grandchildren and send YOU a video!!
AH! Yes Alice my Louisvile friend!!! PLEASE send me a video, I would LOVE to see it!!!! =) Kat
Kat, not Kay! ????
ha =) I’ll answer to either!
Thank you for the keyboard information!! I have been overwhelmed over the amount of keyboards that are out there and have often wondered what keyboards work well for travel as a music therapist. Thank you also for the video demonstration and music. That makes me a little less trepidatious in using piano in my sessions for improvisation. Where did you get the marimba…what brand is it? Thank you!
GREAT! I’m so glad to hear that my video & download makes it less trepidatious =) The marimba is similar to these Orff instruments: http://www.westmusic.com/s/orff-xylophones#dept=1692&page=2
Hope you can get one – These are awesome when working bedside, because they fit right on the lap! Kat