Beginning Improvisation for the Pianist – Piano Tutorial 1

This video is the first in a series of tutorials titled “Beginning Improvisation for the Pianist”. In this video, you can learn how to improvise with a pentatonic scale in the right hand, and a drone in the left hand. I also give three tips: 1) before starting your improvisation, choose a tempo and time signature, 2) try playing more than one note at a time in each hand, and 3) use different registers on the keyboard (low, middle and high). In the last part of the video, I play a short improvisation using these elements. The sheet music for this improvisation is available as a download at: www.josephakins.com. Be sure to watch out for the next tutorial where you can learn how to improvise with the minor pentatonic scale.