Inside Improvvisation

The piano language in minor key

Tired of the usual exercise of transposing II-V-I that go down in tone or semitone? Do you feel that the mechanical transposition robs you of any creative energy and you seem to…

Where to start a phrase?

In this video we will see a particularly useful exercise to make the beginning of a sentence more effective in improvisation. Learning to think of each farce as if it were a pick-up of the next joke…

The left hand of the pianist

Second video appointment with the mini series dedicated to the piano together with the teacher Andrea Saffirio. The left hand of the pianist, as we saw in the previous video, it is possible to exhibit a melody ...

Piano solo: how to harmonize a melody

Piano solo: like harmonizing a melody, the solo piano can seem like a real mountain to climb. Accustomed to beautiful voicings without fundamental for the left hand, find ourselves responsible ...

Adding Rhythmic Variety (part 2)

In the last video we started exploring simple rhythmic solutions to start adding variety to our phrasing. In this video we will continue the discussion started in the previous one, seeing other possible rhythmic shifts, ...
Add Rhythmic Variety

Adding Rhythmic Variety (part 1)

In the past videos we have seen how to connect chords in a fluid way with improvisation. However, we have left out the rhythmic aspect, assuming that we will have played all the octaves present in ...
Add Rhythmic Variety

Connect the chords

Connecting the chords with Andrea Saffirio, today we will see a very useful exercise to learn how to improvise by connecting the chords in the best possible way.
Connect the chords

Pronounce it swing

Today we will talk about swing pronunciation, seeing some exercises that can help improve it and make it more incisive. Andrea Saffirio
It is pronounced Swing 1 part