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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • 140 pages
  • Label: Harmony & Melody Studio Inc
  • ASIN: 1424338441
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Your complete step by step piano improvisation course will have you playing piano improv in no time. This course features 26 special improvisational techniques, including


1.Left hand arrangements,
2. Chord substitution,
3. Block hand styles,
4. Ttransposition and Modulations,
5. 12 bars blues,
6. Country western, and ballads so much more.
7. How to use triplet rhythms for a 1950s style.
8. Strengthen your ending and overall style by eighth note rhythms.
9. Instantly change a melody in 3/4 meter into 4/4/ or even 9/8.
If you ever wanted to play like an improv master - this is the perfect home study course! This is the exact same course that's sold over a thousand copies in more than 50 countries.
Suitable for both intermediate and advanced piano players alike - as long as you have at least 2 years of piano playing - you'll soon be improvising with the best of them (of course with some practice!!)
The definitive piano improvisation course is also awarded the Best Tools For Schools 2010 by NAMM

You will hear improvisation in action; along with detailed explanations and the techniques used on a collection of songs. Here are just a few: Amazing Grace, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Morning Has Broken, Boogies, 12 Bar Blues, Silent Night, Happy Birthday, Auld Lang Syne, The First Noel, The Holly and The Ivy, Jingle Bells, Joy To The World, How Great Thou Art, Greensleeves, Aura Lee, Londonderry Air, Canon, Near The Cross and Many more.


About The Author:
Yoke Wong is the founder of Harmony & Melody Studio, Inc, a leading piano educational publisher. Her DVD's and online piano courses, including Definitive Piano Improvisation home study course, The Essentials of Great Hymn Arrangement, Hand Coordination, Runs & Fillers, and many more, are sold in more than 90 countries.

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Such skill presupposes very hard work and high learning.
Old Man Player
I do think it will help if you have a bit of knowledge of music theory under your belt... it'll make each lesson that much easier.
Meniyka Kiravell
We set up the laptop on top of the piano when her music teacher comes for her weekly lesson.
Practical Idealist

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia on June 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Yoke Wong is an excellent teacher. With her training techniques you learn to take the music that's in your heart and transpose it onto the keyboard, even from the first lesson.
I am at a mid beginner level and although there are things in this course that, I freely admit I'm not ready for, I'm happy to know that I have this information at my fingertips when I'm ready to use it and I'm not going to "outgrow" the course too soon. Having said that, there is surprisingly, a lot of information that I DO understand and she has helped me to have an even deeper knowledge of those concepts.
I highly recommend this course. It is worth every penny; especially because I know my abilities can grow with the program at the speed that is right for me.
If you are stressed out and tired of just playing the same old tunes on the piano and long to play music with freedom and style this is the course for you.
I am having the time of my life playing music my way. Thank you Yoke Wong for giving me the tools I need, not just to be a piano player but to be a real musician. If I could give you more than 5 stars in this review I would.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. L. Duce on August 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
This course is excellent. It gives you what you don't get from Grade exams or from reading music.
Players used to pick this stuff up from being in bands, being in jam sessions and being lucky enough to be around good players,
opportunities that are more difficult to find today.

It has given me the courage to work out quite sophisticated piano parts from records by ear. I would not have dared to do that before on piano.

All in all, I would recommend this course to anyone.

Tim Duce
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Californian piano teacher on September 30, 2010
Format: Paperback
I love the DVDs of this course. They are very easy to understand and entertaining. It makes learning a breeze. I had done another improv course in the past with a live teacher and I hated practicing the assignments, as they were extremely boring. Yoke's demonstrations make you want to go try them at the piano right away and they immediately sound great when you do. I also recommend this course to piano teachers, as it gives wonderful ideas to inspire beginners to play even before they learn to read music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Old Man Player on July 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Definitive Piano Improvisation DVD Course (6dvd, 2cd, 1 Book), Piano Instructional Course (Play Piano, Piano Lessons, Piano Instruction)
So easy and so floating - I'll show you... - and however so professional! I can hear her exact talking, I can see her living fingers and I can understand and play at once musical chars on the sheet much better than ever. I have now a true piano-governess of my own, Yoke Wong available near every day. Could you expect more of life?
Have you ever heard about Seymour Papert, the professor of mathematics and pedagogy from MIT and his Logo-Turtle on the computer screen? He showed us many things by method in which we must tell to logo-turtle what to do next. And then we got immediate feedback on the screen when the turtle for instance took the next step forward. I am of the opinion, that Yoke Wong methods make nearly same things but more clearly and more deeply and thorough-going and they are organized in right order in view of stage of development of the piano student. Such skill presupposes very hard work and high learning. Whole my life I have played piano as a very difficult instrument and only in the easiest way, but now I simply love to sit down and learn more and more about music and I rest by playing living music from Yoke Wong Piano Fake Book and from my many other Books by Her.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David H on July 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
I was already playing the piano by ear, but I wanted to try new techniques and particularly improve my left hand technique. This course by Yoke Wong gives lots and lots of advice as to how to vary and improve your playing technique and to create new styles of playing. The explanations are clear to understand and all I need now is practice !! It would be good for someone with less experience than me, but also good for someone more advanced than me. It covers a wide range. Thoroughly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sandy L on September 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
I am an intermediate piano player who has been playing piano for over 35 years and did not know how to improvise. I only played reading from sheet music. I bought this piano course as an additional way to learn how to improvise in addition to taking private lessons weekly where I work on this from time to time. What a bonus amount of information you get with this course! I love it. It takes you step by step through the process of being more creative with your piano playing. Yoke Wong's instruction is clear and easy to follow. I'm still working on improving my improvisation ability, but find now that I can take a piece of music and play the right hand melody and accompany myself using the techniques I've learned on the left. It has made playing the piano so much more fun and sometimes it is just wonderful to just sit and see what I can make up on my own. I would recommend this purchase to someone who has a beginner foundation and beyond or to any level piano player who wants to improve and move into this area of piano playing. After I bought this course, I also bought Yoke Wong's Fake Book course, her Hand Coordination, Runs & Fillers course, her 121 Left Hand Styles course and her Sweet Sounds of Jazz Improvisation course. Every one of them is a winner. As an additional note, I'm now downloading the courses so I can put them on my Ipad and have the videos right at my piano. It is just great.
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