Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
57 registered (augustm, Albunea, András Lieber, bennevis, Adypiano, Balladeer, 18 invisible), 1621 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1530671 - 10/08/10 01:06 AM Improvisation in the classical style
rov Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 142
Loc: Mexico
Hi, does someone know a method or book to learn to improvise in the classical style??
_________________________
Piamo

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#1530827 - 10/08/10 09:31 AM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
DaveInMichigan Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/17/09
Posts: 316
Loc: SE Michigan
I am reading

A Guide to Non-Jazz Improvisation by Dick Weissman & Dan Fox
The Piano Improvisation Handbook by Carl Humphries

These should give you the basics. After that you will want to dig into details on harmony, counterpoint, modes, or others things that are mentioned in the book.

Or you can start with any of them on the level that you are most comfortable with and then go deeper. At the same time listen and see if you can point out what others are using.

You will have to go through them for a few cycles and then they will get in and become part of you.
_________________________
Dave

Top
#1530911 - 10/08/10 11:20 AM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
BruceD Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 19917
Loc: Victoria, BC
I would add that it would be very halpful to continue studying the (piano) works of Haydn, Mozart, Clementi et al., and absorb their style of writing as much as possible.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
closing in on 20,000!
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#1530944 - 10/08/10 11:56 AM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
david_a Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 2913
As with any type of improvising, don't neglect "listen and copy". It's hard work but it's worth it. Choose good people to copy!
_________________________
(I'm a piano teacher.)

Top
#1530949 - 10/08/10 12:03 PM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
eweiss Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 2393
Loc: Beautiful San Diego, CA
As my friend Gyro always says, why not just sit down and 'dig in?'
_________________________
Play New Age Piano
http://www.quiescencemusic.com

Top
#1530986 - 10/08/10 01:07 PM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
wdot Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/07
Posts: 728
Loc: South Carolina, USA
There was actually a substantial article in the Wall Street Journal recently about Robert Levin, who specializes in classical improvisation. It was very interesting, although slightly marred by the writer's reference to Mozart having performed his works on the clavichord and the modern piano having a five octave range.

Here's a link. I hope it works:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424...levin#printMode

Top
#1531013 - 10/08/10 01:47 PM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
Sande Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/01/10
Posts: 101
make music in your head and translate it the piano,

don't make music with chords and counterpoint in your mind. You need to be very skilled in theory though

Top
#1532343 - 10/10/10 01:18 PM Re: Improvisation in the classical style [Re: rov]
rov Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 142
Loc: Mexico
which other books are good for this improvsaiton style?
_________________________
Piamo

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Finally some evidence of value of my work properly captured
by Jeff Hao
12/10/16 04:22 AM
I tuned a guitar(?) today!
by Sam S
12/09/16 10:59 PM
Sound: Kawai CA97/CS11 vs CA67/CS8
by Joe Garfield
12/09/16 07:17 PM
good source for digital piano ratings?
by childofparadise2002
12/09/16 05:40 PM
Yamaha P85 Amplifier/PA/Speaker Connection
by 7sax
12/09/16 05:22 PM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,828 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,891 Topics
2,577,544 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission