Improvisation

Not every student wants to explore improvisation but for those who do, there is ample material included in my curriculum to learn the basics of chord progressions, 12 bar blues patterns, and individual compositional techniques.  Building skills through a step by step process learning of rhythm, theory, harmony and melody, students are able to create original compositions and tranfer them to the computer for a polished printed copy.

Some of the materials used in this area of study are 5 finger pattern drills, primary chord recognition, melodic patterns of repetition, variation and inversion.  Ear training exercises are helpful in interval recognition, major/minor modes, and understanding of rhythmic patterns.