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Improvisation in jazz music (pt 2/2)

Improvisation in jazz music (pt 2/2)
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Key Info
  • Improvisation in jazz music (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 06:39
  • 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.
  • Subject:

    Music

       Topic:

    Music in Context

  • Keywords: improvisation, rhythm, groove, chord, melody, harmony
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to develop students' understanding of improvisation as a key feature of jazz. Use to develop students' ability to improvise at the piano.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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