Informações sobre o curso
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164 avaliações
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Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Prazos flexíveis

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Nível intermediário

Nível intermediário

Students should be able to play an instrument at a beginner level and be familiar with basic music notation.

Horas para completar

Aprox. 17 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week...
Idiomas disponíveis

Inglês

Legendas: Inglês, Francês, Chinês (simplificado), Portuguese (Brazilian), Alemão, Espanhol...

O que você vai aprender

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    Use storytelling as a tool to improve your improvisation

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    Practice and use various scales to improve your improvisation skills

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    Identify harmonic motion in a song

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    Use guide tones and guide tone lines when you're improvising

Habilidades que você terá

Music PerformanceMusicJazzJazz Improvisation
100% online

100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Prazos flexíveis

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Nível intermediário

Nível intermediário

Students should be able to play an instrument at a beginner level and be familiar with basic music notation.

Horas para completar

Aprox. 17 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week...
Idiomas disponíveis

Inglês

Legendas: Inglês, Francês, Chinês (simplificado), Portuguese (Brazilian), Alemão, Espanhol...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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Welcome to Jazz Improvisation

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience....
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 9 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Learning Music Online2min
How this Course Works4min
Reading5 leituras
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant10min
Connect with Your Classmates10min
Getting to Know You10min
Course Resources10min
Earn A Course Certificate10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
What Are Your Goals?8min
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Improvisation as a Language

Since everybody who is taking this course starts from a different place in terms of their experience as an improviser, it's important at first to cover some basic material. We'll begin our journey by exploring the language used by jazz improvisors. Improvisation is analogous to language in many ways. With music, we become fluent when the vocabulary (scales and chords) and grammar (harmonic progressions) are assimilated into conversational content or story (melodic themes and structure) and we no longer have to consciously think about them while we play....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 14 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video4 videos
The Relationship Between Spoken Language & Music4min
Story-Telling3min
Creating Your Assignment (week 2)3min
Reading1 leituras
Spoken Language and Improvised Music10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
SELF ASSESSMENT: Improvisation as a Language4min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

The Improviser's Vocabulary

In this lesson, we'll explore the improviser's lingo. We'll identify the most common chord scales and the type of harmony they relate to including major, minor, and dominant 7. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 24 min), 3 leituras, 3 testes
Video6 videos
Learning Scales4min
10 Most Important Scales4min
The Modes3min
Dominant 7 Scale Choices4min
Using Chord Scales3min
Reading3 leituras
The 7 Modes from Brightest to Darkest10min
3 Additional Scales10min
How to Record Yourself for Assignments10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Identify the Scale40min
SELF ASSESSMENT: Understanding Others' Vocabulary4min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Making Scale Choices in Real Time

Improvisers must be able to quickly recall chord scales and be able to play around on them fluently. This becomes important when choosing which chord scale to use on a given harmony—another thing we must be able to determine immediately. When a new tune is put in front of you at a session or a rehearsal, there isn't time to take the music home and spend an hour or two working out the correct scales. Improvisers need a quick, mostly intuitive way of making these scale choices in real time as the tune is being played. This week, we'll explore my method for making these quick musical decisions....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 18 min), 3 testes
Video7 videos
Finding the Correct Major Scale2min
Chord Scale Method2min
Finding the Correct Minor Chord Scale2min
Minor Examples1min
Finding the Correct Dominant Chord Scale5min
Creating Your Assignment (week 4)2min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Scale Choices18min
SELF ASSESSMENT: 500 Miles High4min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Harmony for Improvisers

It is important for an improviser to clearly imply the harmonies when improvising. It is not enough to just play correct notes on each chord. In this lesson we'll examine how the improviser helps the harmonies move. Part of the improviser's job is to help the listener follow the changes as the chords move from one to another. ...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 20 min), 3 testes
Video5 videos
Guide-Tones3min
Using Guide-Tone Lines4min
Harmonic Motion 26min
Creating Your Assignment (week 5)2min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Harmony 16min
SELF ASSESSMENT: Memories of Tomorrow4min
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Melhores avaliações

por MGNov 20th 2016

This was a truly great course, I learnt so much. And I have been playing piano for almost 60 years! Thanks to a wonderful teacher and musician (brilliant rendition of Chick Corea's Crystal Silence)

por EIAug 13th 2016

Besides being a great musician, Gary Burton is a great educator and he teaches in a very simple way the basic knowledge that an improviser needs.\n\nThank you so much for having this course.

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Sobre Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Ao se inscrever para um Certificado, você terá acesso a todos os vídeos, testes e tarefas de programação (se aplicável). Tarefas avaliadas pelos colegas apenas podem ser enviadas e avaliadas após o início da sessão. Caso escolha explorar o curso sem adquiri-lo, talvez você não consiga acessar certas tarefas.

  • Quando você adquire o Certificado, ganha acesso a todo o material do curso, incluindo avaliações com nota atribuída. Após concluir o curso, seu Certificado eletrônico será adicionado à sua página de Participações e você poderá imprimi-lo ou adicioná-lo ao seu perfil no LinkedIn. Se quiser apenas ler e assistir o conteúdo do curso, você poderá frequentá-lo como ouvinte sem custo.

  • Yes. Learners should have basic proficiency on an instrument before enrolling in this course.

  • While prior knowledge of music theory concepts is not required for enrollment, it would be helpful for you to have a working knowledge of basic concepts, such as key signatures, chord scales, the circle of 5ths, etc. If you feel you need to review these concepts before enrolling in Jazz Improvisation, we recommend first enrolling the our Developing Your Musicianship course offered on Coursera.

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