The Center for Worship & Music Studies is incredibly excited to once again be offering Playing Off the Page: Basic Improvisational Keyboard Techniques. Taught by music director and gifted musician, Martial Besombes, this course is designed for pianists and organists who have had traditional instruction and can read music, but would like to begin to learn to play “by ear.”
Students will receive instruction in the following:
- Chord names, voicings, and inversions
- Playing from a lead sheet
- How to integrate and support the melody
- Arpeggiation techniques
- Essential rhythmic concepts
- How to play in a band
This course will be offered July 21st, 9:00-4:00 at Augsburg College and will include lunch.
*Note: Students will not be taught how to play improvised solos.
July class schedule is still open for registration!
|Playing Off the Page||Playing Hymns with a Worship Band||Church Audio Basics|
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