About this Course

23,116 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

17%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

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

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Use storytelling as a tool to improve your improvisation

  • Practice and use various scales to improve your improvisation skills

  • Identify harmonic motion in a song

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

Skills you will gain

Music PerformanceMusicJazzJazz Improvisation

Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

17%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

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

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

Instructor

Offered by

Placeholder

Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up98%(12,418 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Jazz Improvisation

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 9 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
2 hours to complete

Improvisation as a Language

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Improviser's Vocabulary

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Making Scale Choices in Real Time

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Harmony for Improvisers

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM JAZZ IMPROVISATION

View all reviews

About the Music Education for Teachers Specialization

Music Education for Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.