Welcome To Our Improvisation/Transcription Section - Please Read

Hey I’m Tuomo Uusitalo, musician and composer, originally from Finland but currently residing in NYC. Many of you might already know me from my lessons here on PianoGroove.

I’m excited to have this forum section to connect with Piano Groove students directly. I’m going to be covering topics such as improvisation, jazz language and harmony. The exercises are short transcriptions that develops your ear and teaches you to get familiar with intervals, melodies and harmony. Once transcribed, you can learn the material in every key, and apply it to your own playing.

Each week there will be 3 Exercises, ranging from beginner to advanced. All 3 levels have 2 parts, melodic and harmonic exercise.

I will provide few tips on every exercise, and will post the right answer here at the forum the day before posting the next weeks exercise.

Also I will be present here at the forum daily, so if you have any questions, or need guidance with the exercise, don’t hesitate to ask!

Thank you, looking forward working with you guys!

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Cant wait hearing those exercices :sunglasses::sunglasses::sunglasses:

woow lovely website and music Great Tuomo !

ps oh i see you come touring in France . you go center eastern but you miss the most beautiful part of the country the south western (where i live), what a programming error :grin:.
I would have had so much fun meeting you and taking a drink with you… maybe next year :sunglasses:

Hi Pierre,

Thank you for the kind words!

Hope to come to France soon again and hang out with you,

all the best, keep in touch,


This section is officially launched - thank you @Tuomo for putting together this wonderful new section of the forum.

Let the transcription commence! :sunglasses:

I’m super excited about this. It’s so good to mix theory, listening skills and practice.

I read through Tuomo’s web page. We are so privileged to have him as our teacher which makes it doubly exciting. :dancer:t2:

Anne thank you for the kind words!

Thank you Hayden, looking forward! Stay tuned for next weeks exercises!


I’ve done the first two exercises, beginner and intermediate. I used the sol fah method, visualized the notes and stayed far away from the Piano! This is great. It will be invaluable. My next step is to play it in all keys. I play at a care centre for the elderly and they have been asking me recently to transpose down, something I’ve not practiced for years so these exercises will be helpful for that difficult task. Thank you for doing this.

Thanks Anne, I’m glad to hear you enjoy the exercises! You can find the right answers day before the new ones are uploaded, new exercises will be uploaded every Wednesday.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know,

keep up the good work!