12 Answered Questions for the topic improvisation

07/08/19

Piano - what is 'Improvisation'?

I'd like to ask what defines improvisation. I know that it revolves around playing without a score, but is the absence of a score the sole condition for improvisation? If I come up with a piano... more

07/03/19

What is a parallel mode?

What is a parallel mode? How are the parallel modes used in composition and/or improvisation?

06/30/19

Finding the "Starting point" when creating a composition or score?

This is a fairly simple one, and hopefully not too wide-open to be permitted here: what approaches are available when sitting at a fresh screen or sheet of paper, or at your instrument, to create... more

06/19/19

Accompanying a RH melody (improv/comp)?

Are there any interesting rhythms/patterns for accompanying the melody (because I can play those by ear), such as breaking chords or etc. For doing piano covers of pop music, I am able to play the... more

06/19/19

Is a chromatic mediant considered a modulation?

Say I go from a C major chord to an E major chord. I understand that this is a chromatic mediant. Does this change my key from C to E though? said differently, does non-functional harmony change... more

06/19/19

What is a parallel mode?

What is a parallel mode? How are the parallel modes used in composition and/or improvisation?

06/03/19

Why is a Cadence important in music?

I'm confused as to what a cadence does. The only thing I understand is that like English it's a period in a sentence. Is that its primary purpose to separate pieces of thought? And how important is... more

05/09/19

Can any melody / motif be turned into a good sounding melody? (Theoretical and practical question.)?

I've read and experienced and I noticed that rhythm, rest placing and even very minor (no pun inteded) changes to the melody, for example some flat or sharp can change it drastically. My question... more

05/08/19

Freestyle Advice for Beatboxing?

So I have been beatboxing for a couple of months now, got inspired by GBBB battles. I can do the basic sounds (kick drum, hi hats, (inward and outward) K snares, pf Snare, throat bass, lip... more

03/19/19

Which chromatic passing tone to use?

I'm wondering if there's certain chromatic passing tones that are used more than others. Especially in classical or pop improvisation/composition. For example in the key of C, each of the five... more

03/18/19

How are melodic sequences used?

I keep hearing about sequences. I know that there's both harmonic and melodic sequences. I am familiar with harmonic sequences I believe they're also called "basso ostinato" where you play a... more

03/12/19

What is a parallel mode?

What is a parallel mode? How are the parallel modes used in composition and/or improvisation?

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