A couple of days ago, Jennifer Cook left a comment on one of my posts and I clicked over to her blog to check it out. What a treasure! If you are a church pianist and want to learn to improvise (or need some fresh improvisation ideas), you must go read The Church Pianist blog! Her post, The Church Pianist: How to Learn Improvising, is a great place to start. I’ve just started exploring all the other great posts she has, complete with practical applications and printed musical examples that you can reference. It has been a long, slow process for me to learn how to improvise and Jennifer does an excellent job of walking the would-be improviser through the process of implementing different improvisational techniques in their playing. Many students are also interested in learning to improvise, so this is a great resource for those who are looking for effective ways to teach improvisation.
Can you tell this is one of my new favorite sites? 🙂 I’ve already subscribed to the feed and can hardly wait to get caught up on all the previous posts!