A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation

A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation

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Overview

A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation

The instructional video A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation features professional musician Marilyn Crispell leading the viewer through lessons about music theory that will help an already knowledgeable player become more adept at improvising. She performs improvisations with bass player John Menegon, each of which are explained for the viewer.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2002
UPC: 0073999653021
Source: Hal Leonard
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 85,643

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intro [2:11]
2. Improvisation Discussed [3:04]
3. The Piano and the Tempered Scale [1:05]
4. Musical Vocabulary [1:33]
5. Intervals [1:34]
6. The Perfect 5th [3:35]
7. C Major Triad [:23]
8. Triads in C Major [1:27]
9. The Four Basic Triads [1:05]
10. Adding the 7th [:59]
11. Using 7th Chords [3:20]
12. Pedal Points [:46]
13. Melody [3:26]
14. Intention and Logic [1:57]
15. Swedish Melody - "Not" [3:46]
16. 4th Chords [5:17]
17. Using the Tritone in the Blues [1:27]
18. Improvising Without Fixed Tonal Centers [1:43]
19. Cecil Taylor [1:49]
20. Rhythm [:45]
21. Using Sounds [3:34]
22. John Menegon - Improvising With Other People [2:35]
23. "Practice Room" Concept/Sound Collage [1:54]
24. "Soft Spot" Discussed [2:39]
25. "Soft Spot" Played [2:48]
26. "Walls-Bridges" Discussed [2:06]
27. "Walls-Bridges" Played [3:18]
28. "Walls-Bridges" With Walking Bass [1:53]
29. "Free Style" Discussed [:41]
30. "Free Style" Played [1:45]
31. Improvisation Starting With Bass [2:15]
32. Improvisation Using Perfect 5th's [1:05]
33. "Salute" Described [2:03]
34. "Salute" Played [3:15]
35. "Cecil" Inspired Improvisation [3:09]
36. "Sounds" [1:46]
37. Ideas for Improvisation [1:07]
38. Outro [4:01]

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