Improvisation Course

3 MODULES

36 LESSONS

4th YEAR

Course Description

The proper exercises to learn to improvise in a simple and fun way. You will study the repertoire of jazz standards, performing increasingly difficult exercises. You will learn the mechanics of improvisation in a natural way, following a very effective working method, based on years of teaching. One of the most popular courses among website users.  

COURSE STRUCTURE

C concert instruments

The course is available in three versions, exactly identical but with the right scores for all instruments. This first module is for C instruments: piano, guitar, bass, flute, etc.  If you do not play a transposing instrument, this is the right module for you.

Lesson 1

Take the A Train (Duke Ellington)

Lesson 2

Autumn Leaves (Kosma)

Lesson 3

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Thomas “Fats” Waller)

Lesson 4

But Not For Me (George Gershwin)

Lesson 5

East of the Sun (Brooks Bowman)

Lesson 6

Summertime (George Gershwin)

Lesson 7

All of Me (Gerald Marks)

Lesson 8

How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis)

Lesson 9

All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern)

Lesson10

I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin)

Lesson 11

Billie’s Bounce (Charlie Parker)

Lesson 12

Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron)


B♭ instruments

This module is identical to the previous one, but all the scores and examples in the videos are written for transposing instruments in B♭, e.g. tenor sax and trumpet. 

Lesson 1

Take the A Train (Duke Ellington)

Lesson 2

Autumn Leaves (Kosma)

Lesson 3

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Thomas “Fats” Waller)

Lesson 4

But Not For Me (George Gershwin)

Lesson 5

East of the Sun (Brooks Bowman)

Lesson 6

Summertime (George Gershwin)

Lesson 7

All of Me (Gerald Marks)

Lesson 8

How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis)

Lesson 9

All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern)

Lesson 10

I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin)

Lesson 11

Billie’s Bounce (Charlie Parker)

Lesson 12

Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron)


E♭ instruments

This module is identical to the previous one, but all the scores and examples in the videos are written for transposing instruments in E♭, e.g. alto sax and baritone sax.

Lesson 1

Take the A Train (Duke Ellington)

Lesson 2

Autumn Leaves (Kosma)

Lesson 3

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Thomas “Fats” Waller)

Lesson 4

But Not For Me (George Gershwin)

Lesson 5

East of the Sun (Brooks Bowman)

Lesson 6

Summertime (George Gershwin)

Lesson 7

All of Me (Gerald Marks)

Lesson 8

How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis)

Lesson 9

All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern)

Lesson 10

I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin)

Lesson 11

Billie’s Bounce (Charlie Parker)

Lesson 12

Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron)

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