Improvisation in Afro-Cuban Piano
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ILPN-247
The course explores the rhythmic and harmonic/melodic vocabulary in Afro-Cuban piano improvisation. Phrasing with the clave is a main focus of the course. Percussion instrument patterns are explored in-depth as they relate to the clave and influence the role of the piano. Percussion ("quinto") solos are analyzed and compared to piano solos. Broad exposure to a variety of piano solos will reveal typical elements of the idiom.
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Prerequisites: ILPN-112 and ILPN-121, or overall ensemble rating 2
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals