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.
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)
By Arpana D•
Excellent and Challenging! Learnt a lot and if you are working toward a certificate you really need to set aside time to earn a pass for each assignment.
Few glitches when it came to grading and assignment instructions. BUT the discussion board is really helpful and interactive. The TA's also provide timely help.
By Tomas K•
It was a great 5 weeks course, although I needed an extra week to complete it because of my busy life. I learned about the most important elements in jazz improvisation. In particular the instructional videos was very helpful. Now I have absorbed plenty of information to continue on my own for a long time.
By Juan P G C•
El material de curso esta muy bien, creo que es breve pero muy útil. La única cuestión que no me agrada tanto es el sistema de calificación, y la falta de un tutor o una asistencia, por lo que estoy viendo ante algún problema puntual uno esta a la deriva con este sistema de cursos masivos.
By Martina M•
I found some mistakes of notations, but in general it was good. As a singer I miss everytime I study improvisation a more careful view to the aspects of vocal expertise but it was good to practice and the course is very well structured.
this is a good course, just I thing who want enroll the course need a few knows about music, but really I recommend the course
By OLIVE G•
Too precise and important points and case studies were enough to make us understand about the roots of proper Improvisation.
Great lessons i would hope it would be more extensive in terms of lessons. I hoped for more detailed technical music theory.
By Ognjen Š•
It is generally a good course. What I didn't like was the fact that the assignments were too hard.
By nino p•
Quality of lectures excellent, exercises excellent,
Peer review there is room for improvement
By David Z•
Great course, the peer-editing could be improved or find a different mode of judgement.
By Paulo J M d S•
Informative and interesting.
It could be more complete in my opinion.
Burton is great.
By Matthew A•
This is great! very straight forward and challenging...
By Carlos B•
But it isn't for beginner players.
By Kunal D•
Great Course !
By Angelene M S V•
Very good and simplified instruction. But I think it needs one more week discussion to improve improvisation. Also, grades are usually late.
The teacher is great at performing but the pace of the class is way too fast for me.
The assignment is hard.
But, hey, that's Berklee.
By Richard G•
Knowledgeable instructor but the material did not come across well.
By brian b•
Keep trying to understand.
By Michael S•
The class covered a good variety of subjects to learn. There are some key areas of improvement:
1) You should build more examples in the lectures. The lectures were short to start with, but adding more examples and passages would have helped.
2) Xylophone is perhaps the worst instrument to use to teach this course, especially with the camera facing the front of the xylophone. It was very hard to see what notes were being hit by the mallets (especially when using chords) and therefore it was very difficult to understand (visually) what Gary was doing. I suggest using a keyboard and having the camera shooting from the above of the keyboard (look at how several people have done this on YouTube). This way you can see what notes are being hit, held, and you can see them from a pianist's view.
The material was good, but because of the two areas above the teaching was not as effective.
By Alexander P•
I did not like this course. It is a course for those who are already involved into the topic not newbies. Very general short and sloppy explanations and a lot of practical assignments for peer evaluation. I had a lot of experience in classical music but I was puzzled with what goes on in this course. After having completed some other jazz courses I realized that i had no chances to learn anything here since the theory is not explained sufficiently. The title of the course is misleading. It rather should be called a master class on jazz improvisation.
By Henrik H•
I was looking forward to this jazz course. The course material is good, great instructor and challenging assignments but bad interface. Un-enrolled because I couldn't find a place to upload assignments.
By Jonathan L G•
Bueno el curso para empezar, esta bien, pero los examenes estan en ingles y no estan traducidos, eso dificulta el avanze