Learn to Improvise with Jazz Bassist Hilliard Greene

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Dive into the world of creative music-making with this special improvisation workshop for adult amateur classical musicians!

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Jazz bassist Hilliard Greene will lead this unique improvisation workshop for adult amateur players of all levels. No prior experience with improvisation is required - just a basic comfort level with your own instrument!

The workshop is sponsored by the Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) and is FREE of charge and open to players of all instruments from all over the world.

You can sign up as a spectator and Q and A participant (on Zoom) or as an actively playing participant (on Zoom and SonoBus.) All participants must RSVP for the Zoom meeting through this Eventbrite page and actively playing participants must be available for a 12 noon soundcheck and fill out this simple sign-up sheet:

In this session Hilliard Greene will go over the fundamentals of how to improvise - the how to’s of manipulating the elements that make music: rhythm, harmony, form and (mainly) melody.

You will learn how to:

Creatively change a melody using rhythm

Creatively change a melody with harmony

Creatively change a melody by expanding and contracting form

AND (most importantly) make your own melody

You will also learn how to:

Harmonize a melody

Transpose a melody

and understand how harmony supports a melody

Finally, through some discussion of the form of popular pieces, you will be well on your way to composing your own music!

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