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    Default Learning simple improvisation

    Hello,

    can anybody point me to a place where I can find easy progressions (145?) for me to learn to improvise over with the right hand? I guess i should start with C major key?

    Many Thanks, Johan

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    Johand, please see my posting from 12-26-2014 at http://www.irealb.com/forums/showthr...ercises/page27. You can find the Orta book at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Etudes-P...s=orta+michael If you don't know what to do with your left hand, get a copy of The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. I hope this advice helps.

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    Learning simple improvisation

    Hello,

    Can anybody point me to a place where I can find easy progressions (145?) for me to learn to improvise over with the right hand? I guess i should start with C major key?

    Many Thanks, Johan

    Keith88
    Johand, please see my posting from 12-26-2014 at http://www.irealb.com/forums/showthr...ercises/page27. You can find the Orta book at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Etudes-P...s=orta+michael If you don't know what to do with your left hand, get a copy of The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. I hope this advice helps.
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 11-10-2016 at 06:15 PM. Reason: Moved to existing discussion thread

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    Thanks for your suggestion, but no more books for me for now. I have Tim Richards Improvising Blues Piano and Bill Hiltons How to really play the piano.
    Besides, mark Levines book is too advanced for me (only 3yrs of playing with no musical background)

    What I want is some play along improvisation tunes. Not too difficult progressions 1451 kinda like, or is it better to create something myself?

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    Look for tunes with lots of ii-V and ii-V-I progressions. Try: "Satin Doll," "Crazy Rhythm," "Blue Moon," "Autumn Leaves," "Misty," "Polka Dots And Moonbeams" to name a few. Learn to play the melodies in the right hand with 3-note rootless voicings in the left. When you can do this, play along slowly with iReal Pro with the piano part muted. Then, try a bit of improvisation.

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