If you read but don’t improvise

This is the first chapter I assign to keyboardists serving in churches who read traditional notation but don’t know how to improvise. ┬áIt takes advantage of their reading skills. It teaches them how to refashion what is on the page by revoicing/respacing the sounds so that more dynamic contrast is achieved.

This file is 31 pages long and has 45 musical examples with a running commentary included of what is going on technically. It’s a serious attempt to help you start to make the transition from just reading traditional notation to doing basic improvisation. I think you will find it to be an effective first step.

02A Revoicing Revitalizing