Improvisation in Afro-Cuban Piano

ILPN-247
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
ILPN-112 and ILPN-121, or overall ensemble rating 2
Electable by: 
Piano principals
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

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.

Department: 
PIANO
Course chair: 
Tony Germain
Taught By