It can be a relief to discover how very simple and straightforward it is to play the piano spontaneously -improvising. Here are several video clips demonstrating different ways of doing it.
Piano by Ear, published by Faber Music
This video clip of Lucinda demonstrates some of the ideas in Piano by Ear to help get you started. They are taken from pages 13, 14, 32, 33, 28, 29, 80, 73, 77, 111 and 117 (in that order).
Also: Click here to see a variety of students improvising with ideas from Piano by Ear
Student mother and her daughter improvise on a black-note twelve-bar blues, Piano by Ear page 117
Beginner student improvises on black notes, Piano by Ear page 14
Student mother and her daughter improvise on Heart and Soul, Piano by Ear page 80
Beginner student improvises on C and F chords, Piano by Ear page 31
Student mother and her daughter improvise on C and Am chords with ideas based on Piano by Ear
Re-starter student plays and improvises with Bad Moon Rising, Piano by Ear page 10
More advanced student improvises with ideas based on Piano by Ear
Anyone can Improvise, published by Informance, includes downloadable text and examples.
For further clips, please visit https://online-academy.informance.biz/
Understanding chords and how to hamonise
Easy Improvising with the White-note Modes and Other Exotic Scales
ALSO, published by Trinity College London
Ideas for teaching pupils to play by ear and improvise inspired by the Trinity College Grade 1 piano syllabus 2015-2017.
And by the Trinity College Grade 3 piano syllabus 2015-2017
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