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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Jazz Improvisation by Berklee College of Music

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About the Course

Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo. While many people are fans of jazz and understand that musicians are often “making up” the notes they are playing during a performance, most people—often including musicians, themselves, who are beginning to learn improvising—aren’t clear about what exact processes take place to enable this to happen. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of modern improvisation and how to go about mastering the different musical and mental skills involved. Course author Gary Burton codifies a sought-after approach to improvisation that has been at the core of Berklee College of Music's curriculum for decades. Students who complete this course will know what to practice and how to practice the various aspects of improvising, in addition to understanding how the improviser spontaneously communicates to the listeners through their musical creations....

Top reviews

Apr 18, 2017

It was productive and interesting time. I learnt a lot of new things and got much fun improving my improvisation skills.\n\nCite from course: You will have plenty to keep you busy in the months ahead.

Nov 19, 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)

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By Kharim G

Jan 27, 2019

Realmente amplio mi horizonte

By Roberto Z

Oct 9, 2015

Fun and really instructive!

By Jorge S S

Dec 19, 2016

Lots of info. Fantastic!

By felipe m

Jul 29, 2020

really great course!!!

By Daniel P

Nov 14, 2015

Very good... Thanks!!!

By Nic

Feb 20, 2018

Excellent. Thank you

By Jef

Jan 14, 2016

nice for improviser.

By Jose R R T

Dec 20, 2015

exelent! its amazing

By Derrell J

Aug 31, 2019

Absolutely amazing,

By Misael d C H

Dec 31, 2018

Incredible learning


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Dec 12, 2017

Excellent awesome!

By 王馨悦

Jan 26, 2016

good,and continue.

By Rich L N

Sep 3, 2019

Great information

By Kenneth B

Jun 19, 2017

Excellent course.

By Julio R D

Nov 19, 2018

Exelente curso!

By Gilberto S

Jul 23, 2017

excelent course

By Carlos E G m

Sep 14, 2020


By Alexander d l c p

Jul 2, 2020

hermoso curso

By Daniel M B

Mar 26, 2016

Great course!

By Samuel N

Feb 19, 2019

great course

By 冯禹腾

Aug 16, 2015


By Felipe B

Aug 24, 2020

Muito bom!

By Hugo E R

Oct 5, 2015

Very Good.