Welcome to the Improvisation Section for Beginner Students!
Improvisation is the ability to make music as you are performing it. Much of improvisation is learning patterns or different note arrangements that you can then apply to songs that you already know.
In this section, you will learn some patterns and arrangements that you can play with your left hand that can be added to any song to create more interesting sounding music. Below are four improvisation techniques that you will be learning such as chord inversions, the double chord pattern, the broken chord pattern and the arpeggio chord pattern.
|Lesson 17||Chord Inversions|
|Lesson 18||Double Chord Pattern|
|Lesson 19||Broken Chord Pattern|
|Lesson 20||Arpeggio Chord Pattern|
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Use Virtual Piano Keyboard below to practice the different Chord Patterns in Lessons 17 thru 20
Click to Install Flash Plugin if you cannot view our Virtual Piano below, or animation demos in Lesson 17, Lesson 18, Lesson 19, and Lesson 20.
Use these Free Music Ear Training Tools below to test your piano skills:
Beginner Piano- ImprovisationLesson 17 - Chord InversionsLesson 21 - Piano Technique: Pentatonic Scale
Lesson 18 - Double Chord Pattern
Lesson 19 - Broken Chord Pattern
Lesson 20 - Arpeggio Chord Pattern
Learn other Chord Patterns - Root Chord Pattern, and more
Lesson 22 - Piano Technique: Whole Tone Scale
Lesson 23 - Piano Technique: Arpeggios
Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences
The Ultimate Fake Book
Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course
Learn Chords - How to play Arpeggio Chord Pattern
Learn Chords - How to play Double Chord
Learn Chords - How to play Broken Chord
Books on Song Writing:
How to Write Songs
Song Writing Sourcebook
Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting
How To Write Songs on Piano Keyboard
The Jazz Theory Book
How to Turn Chords into Great Songs
50 Free Piano Lessons
Lesson 1 - Patterns of Piano Keys
Lesson 2 - Names of White Keys
Lesson 3 - Names of Black Keys
Lesson 4 - Piano Grand Staff
Lesson 8 - Learn to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Lesson 9 - Major Chords
Lesson 18-Double Chord Pattern
Lesson 22-Whole Tone Scale
More..... List of Free Piano Lessons
Five Finger Exercise
Learn Songs - Learn 3 Easy Songs, free Virtual Piano provided
Chords - Learn how to construct Major Chords & more
Music Theory - Key Signatures, Major Scales, Intervals & more
Improvisation - Chord Inversions, and different Chord Patterns
Techniques - Piano Techniques for beginners
Use the Virtual Piano below to practice the piano finger exercise.
Use this piano in conjunction with all of our Free piano lessons.
Use the virtual piano keyboard below to practice what you've learned in the "Piano Basics" Section - Piano Layout. You can play this Virtual Piano Z-Board in two ways:
1. For playing melodies with the right hand
Use computer mouse to click directly on any key (note highlighted in RED) to play that note, or2. For playing chords with the left hand
Press on any corresponding button (key highlighted in BLUE) on your computer keyboard to play that particular note (this feature is used when playing chords - you have to first click on the virtual piano once to activate this feature)
e.g. Press "Shift" on the computer
keyboard to play "C" note,
Press "S" to play "E" note, and so on.
To play C Major Chord (C-E-G) -
Hold down "Shift"-"S"-"F" keys on
the computer keyboard at the same time. See sample below:
Access Major Chord chart
Play on Z-Board using the mouse to click directly Press these keys on the computer keyboard __________ __________ __________ C chord C - E - G Shift - S - F G chord G - B - D F - B - N F chord F - A - C D - G - Sp Dm chord D - F - A A - D - G
Access the "Piano Basics" section to learn the layout of piano keyboard. Learn how to read music - Music Notations. Next - Use this interactive Z-Board to practice playing easy popular songs.
Click to Install Flash Plugin if you cannot view our Virtual Piano Keyboard
50 Free Piano Lessons | Piano Layout | Learn Major Chords
Learn how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Free Piano Lesson
Learn how to play Major Scale - Watch the video below:
DownloadAngels We Have Heard On High | Deck The Halls | Jingle Bells | This Old Man | Oh Susanna | Yankee Doodle & More!
Free Sheet Music for Beginners
Free Interactive Music Tools
Learning with Songs
Learn Numbers Song for Children
Access new virtual ZebraKeys Z-Board game to TEST your piano skills
Download it for Free in App Store, and you will be able to use this keyboard to play songs we have learned in the Learn Songs Section: