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Focusing on jazz piano, a range of musical examples are provided to demonstrate how improvisation is a key feature of jazz music. A recording of jazz musician Herbie Hancock introduces the concept of improvisation. Jazz pianist Julian Joseph explains a possible approach to improvising on the piano and explains the process he adopts, giving both good and bad examples.
First broadcast:
14 May 2008

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to develop students' understanding of improvisation as a key feature of jazz and also to develop students' ability to improvise at the piano.

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