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Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo. While many people are fans of jazz and understand that musicians are often “making up” the notes they are playing during a performance, most people—often including musicians, themselves, who are beginning to learn improvising—aren’t clear about what exact processes take place to enable this to happen. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of modern improvisation and how to go about mastering the different musical and mental skills involved. Course author Gary Burton codifies a sought-after approach to improvisation that has been at the core of Berklee College of Music's curriculum for decades. Students who complete this course will know what to practice and how to practice the various aspects of improvising, in addition to understanding how the improviser spontaneously communicates to the listeners through their musical creations....
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建議:6 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week

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完成時間為 1 小時

Welcome to Jazz Improvisation

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience....
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3 個視頻(共 9 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
Learning Music Online2分鐘
How this Course Works4分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant10分鐘
Connect with Your Classmates10分鐘
Getting to Know You10分鐘
Course Resources10分鐘
Earn A Course Certificate10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
What Are Your Goals?8分鐘
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完成時間為 3 小時

Improvisation as a Language

Since everybody who is taking this course starts from a different place in terms of their experience as an improviser, it's important at first to cover some basic material. We'll begin our journey by exploring the language used by jazz improvisors. Improvisation is analogous to language in many ways. With music, we become fluent when the vocabulary (scales and chords) and grammar (harmonic progressions) are assimilated into conversational content or story (melodic themes and structure) and we no longer have to consciously think about them while we play....
Reading
4 個視頻(共 14 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
The Relationship Between Spoken Language & Music4分鐘
Story-Telling3分鐘
Creating Your Assignment (week 2)3分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Spoken Language and Improvised Music10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
SELF ASSESSMENT: Improvisation as a Language4分鐘

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完成時間為 4 小時

The Improviser's Vocabulary

In this lesson, we'll explore the improviser's lingo. We'll identify the most common chord scales and the type of harmony they relate to including major, minor, and dominant 7. ...
Reading
6 個視頻(共 24 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
Learning Scales4分鐘
10 Most Important Scales4分鐘
The Modes3分鐘
Dominant 7 Scale Choices4分鐘
Using Chord Scales3分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
The 7 Modes from Brightest to Darkest10分鐘
3 Additional Scales10分鐘
How to Record Yourself for Assignments10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Identify the Scale40分鐘
SELF ASSESSMENT: Understanding Others' Vocabulary4分鐘

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Making Scale Choices in Real Time

Improvisers must be able to quickly recall chord scales and be able to play around on them fluently. This becomes important when choosing which chord scale to use on a given harmony—another thing we must be able to determine immediately. When a new tune is put in front of you at a session or a rehearsal, there isn't time to take the music home and spend an hour or two working out the correct scales. Improvisers need a quick, mostly intuitive way of making these scale choices in real time as the tune is being played. This week, we'll explore my method for making these quick musical decisions....
Reading
7 個視頻(共 18 分鐘), 3 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
Finding the Correct Major Scale2分鐘
Chord Scale Method2分鐘
Finding the Correct Minor Chord Scale2分鐘
Minor Examples1分鐘
Finding the Correct Dominant Chord Scale5分鐘
Creating Your Assignment (week 4)2分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Scale Choices18分鐘
SELF ASSESSMENT: 500 Miles High4分鐘

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完成時間為 3 小時

Harmony for Improvisers

It is important for an improviser to clearly imply the harmonies when improvising. It is not enough to just play correct notes on each chord. In this lesson we'll examine how the improviser helps the harmonies move. Part of the improviser's job is to help the listener follow the changes as the chords move from one to another. ...
Reading
5 個視頻(共 20 分鐘), 3 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
Guide-Tones3分鐘
Using Guide-Tone Lines4分鐘
Harmonic Motion 26分鐘
Creating Your Assignment (week 5)2分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Harmony 16分鐘
SELF ASSESSMENT: Memories of Tomorrow4分鐘
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創建者 MGNov 20th 2016

This was a truly great course, I learnt so much. And I have been playing piano for almost 60 years! Thanks to a wonderful teacher and musician (brilliant rendition of Chick Corea's Crystal Silence)

創建者 EIAug 13th 2016

Besides being a great musician, Gary Burton is a great educator and he teaches in a very simple way the basic knowledge that an improviser needs.\n\nThank you so much for having this course.

關於 Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Yes. Learners should have basic proficiency on an instrument before enrolling in this course.

  • While prior knowledge of music theory concepts is not required for enrollment, it would be helpful for you to have a working knowledge of basic concepts, such as key signatures, chord scales, the circle of 5ths, etc. If you feel you need to review these concepts before enrolling in Jazz Improvisation, we recommend first enrolling the our Developing Your Musicianship course offered on Coursera.

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