Piano Chord Improvisation – Free Flowing

Do you enjoy playing chorded piano music? Here is a fun thing to do. Try free flowing improvising within a group of chords that go well together. Don’t make up a melody beforehand. Just play and enjoy. Let your hands just play automatically. Here is a fun example staying within C, G7, F, F7, Dm, E7 and Am. Give it a go! Also for fun with the classics, type CDI in the search box.

Chord Driven Improvisation: Csardas, Danse Hongroise (from “Coppelia) – Delibes

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Allow the Masters to inspire your own improvisations.

May I suggest something for all you pianists who play chorded classical melodies. Try improvising within the chord sequences chosen by the great composers. Just let your hands go wherever they want to go. Do not have any preconception of a tune or melody. Just play. Of course there will be mistakes. Stick to the chords and more or less follow the sequence. The chords and the sequences will automatically create new melodies. Such is the inspiration of these wonderful composers. Here is a recording of me trying this with part of Csardas, Danse Hongroise (from “Coppelia) – Delibes. The chords include C, Am,G7, E, B7, Ddim, Fm, Bdim, Bb7, Dm improvisation is not perfect! How can it be! But wow it is fun. No two improvisations will be the same. Just try it with any chorded classical music. The great composers’ choice of chords and their sequence will blow your mind and leave you in awe of their genius. We can only thank them. I hope you find this interesting. Please share this post with other pianists.

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Chord Driven Improvisation: Adagio Cantabile – Beethoven

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Allow the Masters to inspire your own improvisations.

May I suggest something for all you pianists who play chorded classical melodies. Try improvising within the chord sequences chosen by the great composers. Just let your hands go wherever they want to go. Do not have any preconception of a tune or melody. Just play. Of course there will be mistakes. Stick to the chords and more or less follow the sequence. The chords and the sequences will automatically create new melodies. Such is the inspiration of these wonderful composers. Here is a recording of me trying this with part of Beethoven’s Adagio Cantabile from Pathetique Sonata. The chords includeBb, F7,Gm7.C7,Cm,G, and Dm. My improvisation is not perfect! How can it be! But wow it is fun. No two improvisations will be the same. Just try it with any chorded classical music. The great composers’ choice of chords and their sequence will blow your mind and leave you in awe of their genius. We can only thank them. I hope you find this interesting. Please share this post with other pianists.CDI

Franz Schubert’s Serenade – Chord Improvisation

One of the most beautiful melodies ever composed. Thank you Schubert.

Please note: There is a short pause before the music starts.

Improvisation created and played by John Bartels 26 January 2021 during lock down

Etude Improvisation Using Chords

Thank you Chopin for a wonderful melody. It is a huge privilege playing the melody using chords. Thank you for listening.

John – January 2021 during Covid lock-down.

Ver 3 Melody 10 October 2020

I hope you enjoy this melody I composed.

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Thank you.

Tranquillity Baltimore

9 October 2020 No.1

I hope you enjoy this simple melody I have composed Comments welcome.

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Thank you – John Bartels: jecbster@gmail.com

Golden Gate Roll Piano Improvisation

A snippet of musical thoughts flowing spontaneously from thinking about this wonderful bridge and feeling its pulsating energy. What a bridge! What a City! Thank you San Francisco.

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Oswego Lake Piano Improvisation

Oswego Finger Lake. What a wonderful place. We were were very fortunate to go there with family last year. The picture was taken at that time. The piano improvisation is how I felt looking at the picture and reliving the memories. This is a musical experiment. “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”. Thanks!

Comments welcome. I need to learn. Thank you.JOHNBARTELSPIANO