Introduction to Jazz Improvisation for Classical Pianists
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ENPN-P121
Designed for classical pianists who want to develop jazz improvisation skill. This course will emphasize the understanding of the process of improvisation; specifically addressing the fundamental differences between jazz and classical piano playing. Specific attention will be paid to standard jazz forms, including blues and standard jazz repertoire, free improvisation, time feel, interpretation, and motivic development.
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Prerequisites: ILPN-121 and PIPN-111
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals