Triad Improv Piano Course
In this course we explore the use of triads for melodic creativity and improvisation. This concept was taught to Jovino by his mentor Hermeto Pascoal.Buy This Course — $99.00
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In this course we explore improvisation using triads as the principle source of melodic development. This concept was taught to Jovino by his mentor Hermeto Pascoal; one of Brazil’s greatest musical minds.
A Non-Hierarchal Approach To Improvisation
Hermeto’s intuitive approach to using triads is non-hierarchical, meaning that no triad played over a particular root note is more important than another.
This not only gives us an opportunity to express many different colours over a particular harmony but also allows us explore playing outside the harmony using triads as a strong melodic structure.
A Non-Linear Approach To Improvisation
By focussing solely on scales, we restrict our melodic and harmonic imagination. By using triads we can open our ears to strong melodic possibilities that are not obvious when we improvise using scales.
The core premise behind the course is that simple triads can be used as ‘building blocks’ to create complex harmonic structures and free flowing melodic improvisation.
Once these concepts have been absorbed, the intuitive side can take over in our improvisation so that we play from a place of fast reflex and intuitive discovery rather than a place of analysis and linear thought.
This lesson provides an introduction to Jovino's course where we explore Hermeto Pascoal's unique approach to triad improvisation.
In this lesson Jovino explores triads that can be used over major, minor, dominant and diminished chords.
In this lesson we continue to explore the triad improvisation principle over the major 251 progression and the major 2516 progression.
In this lesson we expand on the material covered in the previous video and look at the minor 251 and associated triad options.
In this lesson we're going to look at "A Rã" by João Donato, another simple but surprisingly intricate tune by this great composer.
In this lesson we will look at a composition by the great guitarist Baden Powell called "Consolação" with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes.
In this lesson we will look at another João Donato composition with lyrics by Gilberto Gil called "Bananeira".
In this lesson we will look at a tune by one of the exponents of the Bossa Nova movement - Carlos Lyra - called "Você e Eu".
In this lesson we're going to look at another composition by Carlos Lyra called "Lobo Bobo".
In this lesson we will look at a composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim called "Brigas Nunca Mais" with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes.
Jovino breaks down a number of tips and principles for playing solo piano. Jovino shares theory explanation and solo piano demonstrations.
In this lesson we practice improvisation over 2 chord vamps and discuss the most important principles when constructing improvised lines,