Improvisation brings with it a number of benefits which are really useful for musicians of different genres and even ability levels. Here are 7 reasons you should improvise at the piano.
Here are 7 reasons you should improvise at the piano every day!
1. Increasing technical fluidity on the piano
- Improvisation is a great way to improve your technical ability on the keyboard
2. Ear training
- Develop stronger sense of melody and harmony since you’re creating in the moment and you have to tune in a little deeper to what you’re playing
3. Pulse and rhythm
- Improvisation is a great way to develop a deeper sense of pulse and a way to explore and execute rhythm in a lot of different capacities
4. Hand independence
- Improvisation allows us to explore the coordination and independence of the 2 hands – this is super helpful for anyone who struggles with the relationship between the 2 hands. Watch this video for a great practice routine!
5. Exploring your creative mind
- A great many of us nowadays lack opportunities to use our cretalive mind in an open ended way – even those of us that make music for a living feel like we get stuck in a rut of practicing the “right notes” and we spend little time exploring our creative spirit
6. Songwriting and composition
- Some of my best songs have grown out of Improvisation – it gets the creative juices flowing and allows you to explore harmony and melody in a way that can wake up ur inspiration
7. Meditation and joy
- Improvisation at the piano is a great way to meditate and find some joy in music – when I get lost in an Improvisation of music, I find it very restorative of my mind and spirit, it’s a great way to cleanse my mind and spirit and solve other problems in my work
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