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Three things you need to improvise. ( For the pianist) 即興演奏するために必要な3つの事 (ピアノを弾くあなたに)

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

① Listen to a lot of songs.

② Play a lot of songs.

③ Anything is fine, so record and improvise.

The songs you listen to and practice over and over are naturally input into your cells. The more you play a lot of songs, such as your favorite phrases and chord progressions that touch your heart, the more the melodies and chord flows that capture your past playing will naturally appear in your performance.

Even if it's disappointing, I keep going anyway. Like anything, if you keep building up over and over again, you'll find a way.

These are the only three. Improvisation was an absolutely impossible field for me, who had thoroughly practiced playing the classical piano according to the notes since I was little. I was really envious of the jazz pianist. I'm still envious because I don't know much about jazz chords.

Now is a convenient time when recording and video recording can be easily done on mobile phones, so please listen to the performance yourself. At first, you may be frowning, but after trying many times, you should be able to create a song that you think is a little good. I don't think you need to buy expensive recording equipment from the beginning. I started by putting my phone next to the piano and recording video. After recording dozens of times, I thought the sound was not good, so I bought a video recording microphone for mobile phones and used it. Sound quality is still not good. I have a digital piano, so I found a way to record directly to my PC, and that's what I'm doing now.

Unlike acoustic pianos, digital pianos also have lighter keyboards, and they don't work as well, but with repeated practice, you can get the hang of it.

It's the same with anything, but I think you'll be able to do what you want little by little by learning from failures over and over again.

Three months, six months, one year later, you'll look back and see a lot of progress from when you first started.

And don't hesitate, ignore the good or bad, listen to your own songs over and over again, and nurture them as a journal of your past. Don't you think it's so wonderful to have your own music world that doesn't exist anywhere else?

① たくさんの曲を聞く事。

② たくさんの曲を演奏する事。

③ 取り合えず何でも良いから即興で録音して弾いてみる。









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