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Herbert Wiedemann

Piano improvisation (advanced)

After studying school music and piano, Herbert Wiedemann taught piano at Universität Oldenburg. In 1983 he did a doctorate in music education and five years later became professor for piano, main subject improvisation, at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.

Course description

A series of exercises and models will serve as the basis for improvisation. First, simple scales, harmony models and "manageable patterns" provide the material for inventing one's own melodies and developing accompanying motifs. The course is aimed at advanced pianists who wish to experience their playing as more than merely reproductive. Mastery of chords and scales is desired.