The course starts here (it is translated from the Dutch course of 2003-2004)
Computer help for trouble shooting (if you
have no sound, etc)
Me Who I am and why I do this.
Course-members Hear how some of them
Lesson 00: why improvise? Some reasons for learning to improvise.
Lesson 01: musical tones, chords C, G and G7.
Lesson 02: harmony and melody, and chord F.
Lesson 03: fifth, third, triad, key of C.
Lesson 04: minor key, chords Am, Dm, E7, chord
Lesson 05: related keys, 2nd dominant.
Lesson 06: making a melody to a given scheme.
Lesson 07: chords survey.
Lesson 08: improvisation in practice.
Lesson 09: modulation.
Lesson 10: different approaches to improvise.
Lesson 11: design of a scheme.
Lesson 12: keys in chord schemes.
Lesson 13: bass lines in chord schemes.
Lesson 14: simplify.
Lesson 15: personal expression.
Lesson 16: how you can learn to play jazz.
Lesson 17: expectation and surprise.
Lesson 18: diminished chords.
Lesson 19: intermediate chords and second part.
Lesson 20: creating runs.
Lesson 21: improvising on a given song.
Lesson 22: replacement of chords by tones.
Lesson 23: humour in music.
Lesson 24: articulation.
Lesson 25: voicing and accompaniment of singing.
Lesson 26: popular chord progressions.
Lesson 27: elements of a melody.
Lesson Romanian: about Romanian music.
Continuation of the course (the lessons given in 2004-2005)
Lesson 01: simplify.
Lesson 02: rhythm.
Lesson 03: harmony in groups of three chords.
Lesson 04: theme, and melody like talking.
Lesson 05: relationship between keys in degrees.
Lesson 06: style, advanced chords.
Lesson 07: scales.
Lesson 08: ambiguity and replacement of chords.
Lesson 09: degrees.
Lesson 10: Dutch songs for Sinterklaas.
Lesson 11: leading notes and leading chords.
Lesson 12: Dutch Christmas songs.
Lesson 13: variations in stride style.
Lesson 14: melody building blocks.
Lesson 15: perform for an audience.
Lesson 16: piano fingering.
Lesson 17: chord schemes suitable for improvisation.
Lesson 18: ragtime.
Lesson 19: divide task between melody an accompaniment.
Lesson 20: what to play now? inspiration.
Lesson 21: invent a melody in steps.
Lesson 22: play exciting.
Lesson 23: counting key steps.
Lesson 24: points of orientation.
Lesson 25: play a few songs well rather than many songs poorly.
Lesson 26: forms in music.
Lesson 27: frequencies and sound.
Register: List of subjects in the lessons 2003/4 and 2004/5.
Continuation of the course (the lessons given in 2005-2006)
Lesson 01: dividing time between rehearsing, playing and loving atmosphere.
Lesson 02: a black key to a scale.
Lesson 03: think a scale in chords.
Lesson 04: workshop jazz.
Lesson 05: blue notes of deviations.
Lesson 06: practical tips to play in various ways.
Lesson 07: singing with your piano-playing.
Lesson 08: jazzy effects with 'Mopje'.
Lesson 09: playing without faltering.
Lesson 10: website www.improvise.nl, 10 years extra lessons and 7 hours music of Jan Krammer on CD-rom available now.
Lesson 11: main points as orientation when improvising on a song.
Lesson 12: Jan Krammer plays to his own pleasure.
Lesson 13: improvise with 8 chords on 32 bars.
Lesson 14: attention for fingers: tempo, volume, dynamics.
Lesson 15: playing with the PC.
Lesson 16: ten chord schemes.
Lesson 17: bringing feeling into your music using your entire body.
Lesson 18: to accompany someone in key G.
Lesson 19: course 'Learn to improvise on the piano' NOW available on DVD!
Timetable 2005 This is for the live lessons,
but it also indicates when a new lesson on this website may be expected.