People learn in different ways. Some people learn to be musicians from the conventional ways of teaching, while others may find themselves experiencing difficulty with this. If you find yourself struggling to learn how to improvise or not achieving the type of musical ability you feel is within your grasp but the "light bulb hasn't turned on" yet then you may want to check out my books. My books explain how music works and also provide the right kind of real world exercises so that you develop in your progress towards being a competent pop or jazz musician and improvisor. My books are a solid instructional approach where you learn to internalize the art of music.
I wrote my short series of books specifically to address problems in music education that I have observed - such as too little information, inaccurate information, lack of appropriate exercises, or irrelevant information.
What is jazz improvisation? Some musicians disagree with me, but I am adamant in stating that It is all about reharmonization. This means inserting cadences, and using dominant, diminished and passing chords - with or without alterted tones, with or without key modulations. Improvisational tones are taken directly from these chords, so you must learn how harmony works and learn the techniques for reharmonization if you want to play jazz.
The same holds true for improvisation in any other form of music, except in a less complicated manner. Diatonic harmony is one thing; jazz takes it to a different level.
I want to help you play the piano or other instrument in the way you want to play it. So if you feel like you are stuck in your studies, consider getting either the print or PDF edition of my book(s). If you want to stick to a rock/pop setting (not interested in jazz), then only get Volumes 1 and 2. Otherwise get the entire series Volumes 1 - 6.
You may buy the print versions or you may get the PDFs at half the price of the print edition.
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