22 Feb Easy Way to Improvise On The Piano!
Hello! Today, I am focusing on improvisation by utilizing a often used chord progression that can provide a “pain-free” way to noodle around without any wrong notes.
I will be using a ii7-V7-I7 (2-5-1) chord progression. I am also going to be using the key of C. A standard chord contains three notes. We are going to turn these chords into 7th chords by adding a fourth note. Instead of having to jump up and down the piano finding the different chords, I’ll move down an octave and stack them in a different order. In this way, you barely have to move your hand and simply have to find the notes with your fingers.
Now, with your right hand, you can move all the way up and down the white notes and see how each note can mesh with the chord you are playing with your left hand. Progress up and down the scales, use chromatic runs, and more, while keeping the whole idea of improvisation and creativity in mind. You can do it!
The last chord is a nice transition chord called a C sharp diminished chord that helps lead you back into the other chords. Finally, Combine everything and see how you can use these chords and scales to get creative and improv on your own!
Again, it is a 2 5 1 progression, and the more you practice – and there is not need for speed or accuracy – the more you can use your brain to make music. That is the focus of my online pianoinalfash.com piano lesson learning environment – learning how to play music, not read music.
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