Improvisation in Afro-Cuban Piano

Course Number
ILPN-247
Description

The course explores the rhythmic and harmonic/melodic vocabulary in Afro-Cuban piano improvisation. Phrasing with the clave is a main focus of the course. Percussion instrument patterns are explored in-depth as they relate to the clave and influence the role of the piano. Percussion (quinto) solos are analyzed and compared to piano solos. Broad exposure to a variety of piano solos will reveal typical elements of the idiom.

Credits
1
Prerequisites
ILPN-112 and ILPN-121, or overall ensemble rating 2
Electable By
Piano principals
Required Of
None
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston Campus
Department
PIANO
Course Chair
Dave Limina

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