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« on: December 19, 2006, 08:08:27 PM »

Each post is organized alphabetically and then chronologically. However, each post is a "sampling," so, frequent posters appear in each post, with each set being a set of "even older" posts.

_achilles_:
My mom's birthday present

49410enrique:
improvisation of a different sort NMOR
NMOR Gabriela Montero improvises on "Now thank we all our God"
anime improv
"His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji "

adamnarimatsu:
Amazing Grace Improvisation
Blues in F Improv- New Jazzy Left hand!
New Orleans Blues Improv

ajspiano:
Mashing the keys in F#

ariel12345:
Happy Birthday improvisation

blackmedia:
Looking for Feedback on Improvised Piano Pieces

briangius:
Improvisation 8/11/2011
Improvisation 8/1/2011
Improvisations

chopinatic:
Expressionata
Nocturne - Sorrow and Rebirth
One Wish improvisation
31/03/2012 - Romance
Improv - Little piece
For furtwaengler
Two Improvs: Fustration and Nocturne
Two Random Improvisations
New improv - Dreaming of nightmares

chopper84a:
Seeking advice

cjp_piano:
Candlelight in the Rain

coconuts:
Improvisation by Coconuts

countrymath:
6 chords in Cm
Waltz - improv.
27-09: Careless improvisation
How do you practice improvisation?
VIDEO: Talk about this improv.

dafnis:
Esther's fantasy

dan_pincus:
New tunes/improvisations added
"Darn That Dream" - member recording
Solo jazz piano arrangement of "You Must Believe In Spring"

danielekstrom:
Improv in the Key of Gb Major "Nocturne"

dcstudio:
VIDEO: charlie brown christmas improv COOL!
VIDEO: Cool Dark Eyes improv
VIDEO: Jazz Piano Improv on Rodrigo's Aranjuaz theme
VIDEO: Linus and Lucy and Christmas is coming

defuego:
Neoclassical Improvisations and Compositions

Derek:
December 17th, 2012, Part 2
February 9th, 2013, two clavichord improvisations
April 26th, 2011, clavichord with a storm
Video: Personal Improvisation, and the Myth of Prerequisites
Video: My personal thoughts on improvisation in general
Two baroque pieces
Video: My personal exercises for developing baroque improvisation
new xenakis sarcastic piece
2012 June 7 Part 3
2012 July 17 part 2
Improvisations room sticky candidate?(regulars: please thumbs up or post ideas?)
who says new age isn't good
Gosh darn it people post more improvisation
Vertigo over the abyss
Elegy in A Major
April 23rd, 2012, part 2
2012, April 5th, part 3, a prelude
February 28th, 2012
March 1st, 2012
How familiar are you with the 24 major/minor scales/keys and their chords?
two baroque improvisations
October 4th, 2011
July 23rd, 2011.
Toccata, Etude for left hand in octaves, and Contrast
a short schubertian
three different mental states for improvisation
Three short pieces in one

dmp14011:
Video: Myself performing a transcendental improvisation
A simple piano improvisation
A Romantic period improvisation of mine

faa2010:
Which is this song?

francescalhall:
Francesca L Hall- Immortal
Francesca L Hall- Final Battle

frantisekboogic:
Boogie Woogie Improvisation

frauber:
"Classical" piano improvisations

fromthewhalesbelly:
New Improv: From the Mountain Tops
What is left...
My first two improvisation recordings

furiouzpianist:
today's improv (my first improv in a few years)

furtwaengler:
Old impovs from the tapes
Alarms
December 1st 2012
Baldwin Broke Medley
Practice - Mistake - Improv
9/21/12 Yamaha in 210
Project Birthday
New Breath and the tonal center of the universe.
I'm back?
If this doesn't make you smile!
Mono Duo
Splash 9/2/11

grandstaff:
Just for fun...

innov8music:
Unusual Blues Improvisation - Daniel Innovate - mp3

invictious:
It's Finally Here! First Recording on PF - Free Improv on 'My Favourite Things'

ionian_tinnear:
Short Original 'Jazzy' Ballade

kapush:
Free piano/vocal improvisation
Chopin "Revolutionary" etude jazz version
harpsichord played unusual way

karsty:
New Piano improvisation with Spanish influences
New CD out with classical solo-piano improvisations (and preview!)
Two new improvisations posted on YouTube

kclee6337:
just a little improve i recorded

kolme662:
Improvisation #1- Fragments: An ode to my tummy

krasson:
My last improvisation

lisztarian:
Improvisation on Liszt Rhapsody #6
Is this a normal classical improvisation !?
Improvisation on Chopin's Fantasy Impromptu

lostinidlewonder:
Microwave Improv

maksimp:
more improvs from M. Velichkin from myspace
Improvisation in the baroque style-Maksim Velichkin
Improvisations of Maksim Velichkin

manuel_jcclassicjazz:
Bisikan Badai - Piano Piece from Indonesian Composer

marte976:
my piano improvisation in concert

Mayla:
"Cross" - Improvisation
11.20.12 - Improv
Lazy Waltz - improv. 11.27.12
Improvised Mozart, K330, Mov. I
Prelude - 2.2.08 (Improv)
Die Mainacht - Brahms (in some kind of "Version" by me) piano only
Improvisation - 12.13.11
"Progression"
"State of the World" : A tribute to the people of 9/11 (Improv)

monobrow:
Shnabubula - Fading Light (piano improvisational album)

moromis:
Rhapsodical in C

nanabush:
Improv!
Another one - slightly prepared piano
Idea!
Improv (that I sped up, because it sounds better that way)

nick_op:
Pentatonic Peace
Meandering through a minor key
Playing around in C

pankrpec:
Desert Journey
Caves
Posting replies
Minimalism
Four short improvs
Wait out the Storm
Open Sea

pianojohnw:
Improvisation
some ideas for a piece
Piano improvisation

pianowolfi:
Message from Italy
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
For Ted
For Béla
harmonies of life and death
Steps 4.1
Wolfi's Cocktail Medley
Thoughtful Day
Improv_11_8_1

pkiykov:
My First Album of Piano Improvisations and Classical Sonata

quantum:
Vexialogue
Interstellar Implosion
Bumble Boom
Improvisation on Thornbury
Candid diversions
Earth speaks
Resurgify
...C
Dance of the mid-winter (Zoom H4n tests)
Morning Lullaby
Wild stride
Fluid disjunction

quiescen:
Rhapsody in White by Edward Weiss
Easy Piano Improvisation - 'November Sunrise'
Nature Sketch for New Age Piano: 'Fall Reflections'
A 2 Chord Piano Improvisation - 'November Sunrise'
Piano Improvisation - 'Nurturing Rain'
Piano Meets Tao te Ching
Piano Improvisation - 'Forest Morning!'
Arctic Echoes ... A 1-Chord Piano Improvisation!
Piano Improvisation Inspired by Tao te Ching

richbatsford:
Improvisation 3

rohade:
Improv on Steinway D.

ronde_des_sylphes:
Warmup improvisation
Cocktail piano improvisation

smakovsky:
"The Artist" 2011 Soundtrack (George Valentin) - Piano cover
Nightwish - Turn loose the mermaids (Imaginaerum album)
Another non-classical... Midnight in Paris soundtrack on piano
Non Classical arrangements - Lion King on piano

stelle:
My very first jazz improvisation...ideas? how to improve?

ted:
CD79, track 2, second half
CD77, track 2
CD76, track 2
Improvised study in legato
Croaghaun Triptych - Three Seascapes
Response to "White Clematis" by Harold Knight
Croaghaun Triptych - Three Seascapes (Conclusion)
Improvisation, CD73, track 1, conclusion
Recent improvisation

thesuineg:
Improvisation?

timothyvanwing:
Sacred Arrangement: I Am Thine, O Lord

tyler_johnson:
Twenty Four Keys (Full Album)
24 Preludes for Piano

utterlysneaky:
"Cocoon-Impromptu"

williampiano:
Improvising in other keys
Improvisation
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 10:35:25 PM »

Thanks Derek, that is a most useful post.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006, 12:39:49 AM »

Wow this is great. I feel motivated to post more improvisations. It is currently my passion.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 02:56:13 AM »

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That's awesome. This is wonderful, thanks Derek.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006, 06:31:55 PM »


aewanko:
Two improvisations
bad improv
D major improv

agentdark713:
Improv #1
Piano Improvisation Canon D Major Johann Pachelbel

angelislayer:
Inspiration from improvisation
Composition inspired from improvisation
Scratching out an idea
Improvisation vs. Free Play

arensky:
Iris / Wayne Shorter

bjornr:
video- three chord ditty

blackenedjustice:
My music and videos

bullitosaladino:
Improvisation - Jun 4th, 2009

chopinatic:
Improv - Burst
Improv - Little piece
Eleanors Lullaby - Improv
It will all be ok - Improv
Wandering - Improv
Flowing Sorrow - Improv
Improv - Melodies of Reflection
New Improvisation
Improvisations
Short Improvisation

chris_master:
Fairy tale's piece

clicquot:
Some new theme's

db05:
(video) improv on C-E-G

Derek:
2010, October 22nd
clavichord improvisation (video)
2010, September 27, clavichord improvisation
August 07, 2010, mess of styles
Getting acquainted with my clavichord
July 19th, July 20th, 2010, Romantic style
August 12, 2010
An older one, February 9th, 2008, part 2
some recent romantic stuff
Remembering school (including the march to it )
Suite Triumph
May 12th 2009, Part 3 and May 13th 2009, Part 1
Two improvisations (midi format!)
February 17th and March 17th improvisations

drb74:
I LOVE improvs (here's mine)

dsbanks:
Donna Banks Improv Bach Inside Out video

forzaitalia250:
Improv in D Minor
Two Improvisations

furtwaengler:
Resonant Sequences (and more)
A blank, white minimalism
Gliss and a diversion
Time Space Resonance
Golden Birthday
TASCAM DR-07 Test
Come away death, etc. a unique palette.
Medtner and me (Overture to an epic)
Great Red Spot - a chomatic vision
Origins of Impulses
The last mile
A turbulent tranquility
Rhythm and games May 6, 2010
Impulses 9/19/08
An indeterminate combustible thing
After the flame
A strange bird
October 8th 2009 9:07 PM
I hear an army
Travels
Call Out
Concerto for an imaginary orchestra
An escape
Opening the archives
Elegy for Eileen
Departures
In a dark cave
Twenty-five minutes
9/9/09 A Giant Chain Spitting Machine!!!
Comfort ye, comfort ye
Crash and Burn
Warming up 2/26/08
Standing diversions
Sitting diversions
Idea soup!
Moment of Silence 3/13/08

Gargamel:
Gargamel: Pink Roses (improv)

goldentone:
Call of the Night
Sanctus Penetrare
Silent Reverie

instromp:
Improv in E_flat- 10/07/09

iwo:
"Bells, Bells, Bells" Improv

javacisnotrecognized:
"Distance" - Improvisation
Bananas - Improvisation
Jan 25th 2009

Karli:
"New Breath" -- Improv
"You" -- improv 9.9.08
5.12.08 -- Improv
5.7.08 -- Improv

kentokhromatic:
Second Home / Ragtime Toccata
Piano Improvisation with Cards

keyb0ardfweak:
impromptu no.3??xD

kobrowsky:
A very interesting cabbage field
The pig is doing it to himself
Curator looses a painting. She finds it in a week's time
Sorry I ate your rabbit
Die Leiden des jungen Kleiderman
Dig that tunnel fast!

kunia:
improvisations to enjoy

lau:
mary had little lamb improvination

lontano:
Improvs from long ago.
Re-mix improvisation.

lostinidlewonder:
Washed Away
Inside the Piano, touching the strings + Improvisation
A Real Unearthly Voice!?!
Spare Time Improvisation
Chaotic Improv
Melody mad

mannja:
Morning Sun

maxwellsteer:
Spiritually attuned improvisations with crystal bowls

Mayla:
"My Favorite Melody" -- improv
"Day After" -- Improv
"Prelude to Life" -- Improv
"What I Really Mean" -- Improv

meimei1:
Play 500 songs in 365 days

onionduck:
Old Improv

oscarr111111:
Melodic minor piano improvisation

pankrpec:
Tiresome Day
Morning
The Harp

Petter:
Empedocles eruption
Valentine
Mic placement test 1
We Three Kings - Improvisation

phillip21:
Improvisation on 'Fly me to the moon" - Phillip21

pianogeek_cz:
Birds.

pianowolfi:
Präludium
Fiat voluntas tua...
Two Drips
Drama
Abstraction
Sňm, sňm....
Lake of pain
Chimes (Ave Maria) Improvisation
hope-improv
Last Hope
Montserrat
Centuries: Towards the light
Midnight-Three Impros
Stars 1-- Improv.
Time 0--Improv
Dies Irae 2- Improv
qryz -- Improv

quantum:
Contemplation by twilight
By interruption
Rythmassage
Autumn sky
Three Sonic Excursions
Midnight Romanze
Prefactory ritual
Halloween time
Attack of the Flies
Night Sky
Boom De Ya Da
Over the Rainbow Improv
Birds converse in the mist - Improv
Lush forest in contemplation
Improvisation on Victimae Paschali
2 wander - Improv
Mud post storm - Improv
My Jesus My Saviour - Improv paraphrase
Crown Him with Many Crowns - hymn with improv
Meditation on the Christmas Octave - Improv
Happy Halloween - couple improvs
March to school on first day of class - Improv
Summer in September - Improv
Singing with mud - Improv
Tierce de quirky - Improv
Pre Factorious actionism - Improv
Say yes to no - Improv
Nocturnal decisions - Improv
Birth of idea - Improv

quasimodo:
Get crazy
My improvisations

rachfan:
Poeme

rachmanny:
Fantasy Improvisation #7
Fantasy Improvisation #5
my fantasy improvisation #3

ronde_des_sylphes:
Two improvisations
Improv on Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann)
Chopinesque improvisation

skyhawk:
Here's another improvisation for you...

ted:
Improvisation 6/5/2010
More unromantic stuff
More romantic stuff
Odds and ends
Cellular transition, CD41, track 1

terexyun:
2 improvs, feedback appreciated!

thetamman:
Improvisation No. 8
Improvisation No. 9

tyler_johnson:
So glad this board exists!

will_danielsfff:
IMPROVISATION #1
IMPROVISATION #5 [with one extra short one]
IMPROVISATION #4 [plus two extra: one really short, one regular]
IMPROVISATION #3
IMPROVISATION #2
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006, 06:36:15 PM »


aewanko:
Two improvisations
bad improv
D major improv

angelislayer:
Scratching out an idea
Improvisation vs. Free Play

arensky:
Iris / Wayne Shorter

bjornr:
video- three chord ditty

bullitosaladino:
Improvisation - Jun 4th, 2009

chopinatic:
Improv - Melodies of Reflection
New Improvisation
Improvisations
Short Improvisation

clicquot:
Some new theme's

db05:
(video) improv on C-E-G

Derek:
Suite Triumph
May 12th 2009, Part 3 and May 13th 2009, Part 1
Two improvisations (midi format!)
February 17th and March 17th improvisations
February 15th, 2008 Improv
2008, January 5th, three improvisation videos
improvisation, july 10th. "atonal"
2007, November 27th, Improvisation.
Improvisation in the style of Beethoven (first genuine attempt)
Improvisation, October 27th, 2007
Two improvisations: January 27th Parts 3 & 4
Derek Andrews - May 10th Improvisation
Improvisation, October 8th, 2007. Also October 4th, Part 1 (improvised piece)
September 16th, 2007, Part 3, Improvisation.
baroque improv (need some advice about this style perhaps)
September 12th, 2007. Improvisation.
Tasuki in the living room. (improvisation)
May 29th, part 2 improvisation. "Introspection."
July 25th, 2007, Free Improvisation.
an improvisation from may
June 26th improvisation, part 3.
May 25th, 26th 2007 Improvisations. Sets of miniature pieces in varying idioms.
A modern folk-dance improvisation from April
Improvisation, April 5th, Part 2.
Improvisation, March 19th, 2007.
Two Improvisations from April.
2007, February 7, Improvisation.

drb74:
I LOVE improvs (here's mine)

forzaitalia250:
Improv in D Minor
Two Improvisations

furtwaengler:
9/9/09 A Giant Chain Spitting Machine!!!
Comfort ye, comfort ye
Crash and Burn
Warming up 2/26/08
Standing diversions
Sitting diversions
Idea soup!
Moment of Silence 3/13/08

Gargamel:
Gargamel: Pink Roses (improv)

goldentone:
Sanctus Penetrare
Silent Reverie

ian williams:
Improvisation: Prelude in A-flat major (It Was Late And I Was Tired)
Improvised Sonata-Allegro form: Quasi una Fantasia in B minor

iwo:
"Bells, Bells, Bells" Improv

javacisnotrecognized:
"Distance" - Improvisation
Bananas - Improvisation
Jan 25th 2009

Karli:
"New Breath" -- Improv
"You" -- improv 9.9.08
5.12.08 -- Improv
5.7.08 -- Improv
4.10.08 -- Improv
3.18.08 -- Improvisation

kentokhromatic:
Second Home / Ragtime Toccata
Piano Improvisation with Cards

keyb0ardfweak:
impromptu no.3??xD

kunia:
improvisations to enjoy

lau:
mary had little lamb improvination

lontano:
Improvs from long ago.
Re-mix improvisation.

lostinidlewonder:
In Memory for those who have left us.

maxwellsteer:
Spiritually attuned improvisations with crystal bowls

Mayla:
"Day After" -- Improv
"Prelude to Life" -- Improv
"What I Really Mean" -- Improv
1.18.08 -- Improv
"In the Rough" -- Improv (response to Quantum)
"Necessities" -- Improv
Inner Circle -- improvisation by Mayla
"A Cold Way to Go" -- Improv
"The Gate" -- Improv
"Voice Within" -- Improv
"Journey" -- improv
"And, Oh, What a Whisper it Is"
"Honesty, and Afterthoughts" -- improv, 8.26.07
"Golden Ribbon" -- improv 8.21.07
"Untitled" -- Improv 8.20.07
"Stampede" -- Improv
"circus act" -- improv for OPUS
"Dark Light" -- Improv
"Secret Message" -- Improv
"Risky Business" -- Improv
Lost myself -- improv 4.29.07
'Dreaming' -- Improv : Mayla

opus10no2:
Improvisation from last year
Improv for Mayla

oscarr111111:
Melodic minor piano improvisation

Petter:
Empedocles eruption
Valentine
Mic placement test 1
We Three Kings - Improvisation

pianogeek_cz:
Malevolent Suite parts 1&2

pianowolfi:
Lake of pain
Chimes (Ave Maria) Improvisation
hope-improv
Last Hope
Montserrat
Centuries: Towards the light
Midnight-Three Impros
Stars 1-- Improv.
Time 0--Improv
Dies Irae 2- Improv
qryz -- Improv
Morning Pill--Improv
ascending - Improvisation
Morning Star
Dies Irae, second edited version
Listening--September 16th, 2007
Sympathy 1 and 2, reloaded
Elegy-Improv from Dec. 23 2006
5 Amerisations
My Day---Improv
For those...
2 minimalistic attempts
The essence...
Beams- Improv
EnTrance--Improv
centuries-improv
Long Journey-- Videos
Styx - Improv

pseudo.naivete:
Improvisation

quantum:
Prefactory ritual
Halloween time
Attack of the Flies
Night Sky
Boom De Ya Da
Over the Rainbow Improv
Birds converse in the mist - Improv
Lush forest in contemplation
Improvisation on Victimae Paschali
2 wander - Improv
Mud post storm - Improv
My Jesus My Saviour - Improv paraphrase
Crown Him with Many Crowns - hymn with improv
Meditation on the Christmas Octave - Improv
Happy Halloween - couple improvs
March to school on first day of class - Improv
Summer in September - Improv
Singing with mud - Improv
Tierce de quirky - Improv
Pre Factorious actionism - Improv
Say yes to no - Improv
Nocturnal decisions - Improv
Birth of idea - Improv
Twilight mist - improv
Improv - March 23, 2008 Victimae paschali
Live Improv - November 18, 2005
Improv - Whirl you ever present central heating!
Improv December 4, 2007 #7
Improv November 30, 2007 #4 - Testing new Firepod
Reflections on muggy weather - Improv suite
Sun rays peak through the trees - Improv
Ridiculous! - Improv
In search of the dance - Improv
Soon after the rain - Improv
Sudden rain at dusk - Improv
Improv - August 27, 2005 "Images of Latin America"
5 Meditations - Improv March 17, 2007
Birds & I don't know - Improv Oct 27, 2006
Live Improv - Feb 23, 2007 #29 (Two pianos)

quasimodo:
Get crazy
My improvisations

rachfan:
Poeme

reaper978:
Free improvisation - please listen
2 Tonal improvisations
Atonal improvisation

rob47:
Random Improv

ronde_des_sylphes:
Two improvisations
Improv on Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann)
Chopinesque improvisation
Random improv on Verdi Miserere

ted:
Odds and ends
Cellular transition, CD41, track 1
Cellular transition in double notes
One from last Monday
Improvisation

tehpro:
Improv on a theme by Xenakis

thetamman:
Improvisation No. 8
Improvisation No. 9

tyler_johnson:
So glad this board exists!

vladimirdounin:
Improvisation "Mack The Knife And Me" (musical joke)

will_danielsfff:
IMPROVISATION #1
IMPROVISATION #5 [with one extra short one]
IMPROVISATION #4 [plus two extra: one really short, one regular]
IMPROVISATION #3
IMPROVISATION #2
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006, 07:48:49 PM »

Thank you for doing this!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2006, 08:00:03 PM »

Bump. Grin Sticky! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2006, 02:02:15 AM »

Bump. Grin Sticky! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2006, 04:40:15 AM »


arensky:
Cheesecake/Dexter Gordon

arielpiano:
VIDEO: Untitled improv

aryreisin:
Some exercises-improvisations Part 2
Some exercises-improvisations Part 1

crazy for ivan moravec:
improvisations by crazy for ivan

Derek:
2007, February 4, Improvisation
2007, February 5, Improvisation: Suite of short pieces
several short improvisations, January 18-20 2007
Improvisation, my first digital piano recording. January 19th, 2007
Improvisation, January 9, 2007
Improvisation, December 9, 2006, 5 minute excerpt
December 4, 2006, Improvisation "Pastorale"
piano improv by me (I put more work into this than repertoire or technique)
May 23rd Jazz/Romantic Improvised Composition
very old improv of mine...please for the love of god check out other posts
Derek Andrews - June 23rd Improvisation (Classical/Romantic style)
Derek Andrews - June 13th improvisation - Romantic stuff and Boogie Woogie stuff
Derek Andrews - Improvisation
Derek Andrews - Improvisation April 19th

Doc_Savage:
Two improvisation

erak:
yet another improv (not that tonal)

Gargamel:
Gargamel: Middle Land (improv)

lostinidlewonder:
2 Midi recorded Improvisations

Mayla:
Improv -- Mayla
Rainy Day - Improv

Nightscape:
Three Improvisations
Lilies in Shade, improv.
Nightscape (J.R.) - "Three Improvised Waltzes"
J.R. - Improvisation, "Nameless"
Jeremy Ricketson - Improvisation, May 9th

norkus:
new improv

pianogeek_cz:
LH Improvisation
A bit of impressionistic improvisation by me...

pianowolfi:
2 Improvs-Views From Above
Well, 2 more improvs Smiley
Sympathy. Improvisation
More Improvisations Tongue
dies irae-improv
Sympathy 2- Improv

quantum:
Improv - January 7, 2007 #1
Live Improv - (2 pianos 4 hands) September 29, 2006
Improv (organ)- October 1-2, 2006
Improv (organ) - October 1, 2006 - Toccata
Improv - Disjunct Nocturne
Improv on the theme Happy Birthday
Improv - Boogie Wonky
5 Improv's - May 31, 2006
Improv - March 21, 2006
Improv - "Slow"
Live Improv (on Mozart's birthday) - 3 pianos
Live Improv - "Winter boots" - pn, 2 fl, 2 cl, 2 vox
Old Improv - April 15, 2003 #1
Improv - January 9, 2006 - Organ + Piano
Improv December 17, 2005 - Doodle plus modified Christmas tunes
Improv - "Rage over a question" piano (somewhat prepared) & percussion
Improv - October 30, 2005 - Spookey Halloween special
Improv - September 22, 2005 - Prepared piano
2 Improvs - September 16, 2005 - Prepared piano!
Improv - August 12, 2005 #2 "Examinations of Pain"
Improv - August 2, 2005
Improv July 22, 2005
Improv Sonata
Improvisation 2 pianos 4 hands
Improv May 20, 2005

randmc:
Classical Improvs 2
Classical Improv Preludes

reaper978:
2 atonal improvisations

rob47:
Rob47 - Mary had a little lamb improv
Rota/Coppola - Reminiscences of 'The Godfather' (improv)
Bobby Kawasaki - 'Improvisación con Queso S.333'

silvaone:
Short Boogie Woogie Improvisation
Waiting Room Blues (small improvisation)
''That Lucky Old Sun'' Improvisation
Hard Times Improv

skyhawk:
The Tempest (Improvisation)
Another Improvisation...
Chased by the Sun God/Dance of the Lotus/Improvisations

sportsmonster:
listen to this!........warning:(you might laugh yourself to death)

stevie:
Chopin Etude and Random Improvisation

ted:
Improvisation
Balintataw (2)
Balintataw - Larawan Ng Pilipinas
Improvisation CD5 track 1
Improvisation CD4 track 3
A contrasting pair from Sunday morning
Improvisatory "warm-ups"
"Aleister Crowley Makes Room in the Bed"
Romantic Study
Section of improvisation from last year

vladimirdounin:
My version of "Love Story" (Improvisation)
Do you like this song that F.Sinatra used to sing? "My Way" (Improvisation).
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2006, 08:21:11 PM »

You must of had a lot of time to do all that  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2006, 05:02:39 AM »

Heh, It actually took only about an hour. I just clicked "by name" in Audition room, then searched for the word "improv" on each page and listed them in one big post.

I will be updating this list fairly frequently. If you post an improv you can expect to see it on this list within a matter of days. Enjoy!
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007, 01:49:24 AM »

As you can see, the size of this list has now spilled over the limit. Nils, is it possible to move the second list I began right beneath the first one? If not don't worry about it. Thanks for posting your improv everyone! This is the only place on the internet where you can download so much original piano improvisation that is not necessarily jazz!

As you'll notice I am gradually changing this list so that all the titles themselves are the links, rather than titles followed by links. I finally learned the proper way to present links with BBcode in forums. It should look a lot nicer when I'm done!
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2007, 02:48:39 AM »

I just re did the improviser list. A lot cleaner now don't you think?
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2007, 02:55:04 PM »

I just re did the improviser list. A lot cleaner now don't you think?

Cool, Derek! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2007, 06:35:11 PM »

I'm going to try to comment on others' improvisations more. Improvisation becomes more and more important to me and I love encouraging others to do it more when I can. It truly is the world's best hobby (my opinion Smiley ). I'll keep updating this list and commenting on improvs when I can. Keep posting, all!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2007, 09:05:42 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2007, 09:40:56 PM »

You're quite welcome!  Smiley I enjoyed making it. I hope the joy of improvisation can show through in all the people who post here and inspire more people to try it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2007, 08:50:16 AM »

Improv rules! Cheesy I am glad to see that he "club of improvisers" is growing in the audition room Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2007, 03:09:38 AM »

an "Index of Composers and Compositions."

I suggest that someone with enough time and interest create a sister thread called "Index of Composers and Compositions."  I believe there are quite a few composed pieces in the audition room as well as improvised ones. To a degree I think it is silly to separate them since some pieces were undoubtedly improvised first, then written down later, or composed first, then emellished upon. In the end it is up to whomever posts their music to decide which thread it belongs in,  but....how about it? Anyone up to the task of making an "Index of Composers and Compositions?"  You'd have to be a big nerd like me and be willing to update it frequently...haha  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 12:55:10 AM »

In an effort to make classical (that is, anything non-jazz) improvisation more visible/accessible to users

Without trying to be confrontational, why must an improv thread be dubbed "non-jazz", even though the first two items listed are pieces written by Wayne Shorter and Dexter Gordon?!?

A lot of the best improvisors in the world fall into a category commonly dubbed "free improv", which draws equally off of jazz, classical, folk, and whatever else the specific musician could possibly be interested in. Maybe I'm deviating from the point of this thread, but I don't really see how improvisational music needs to be partitioned, in one's mind or in the real world.
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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2007, 05:08:35 AM »

It doesn't, really. I don't mind if people post jazz pieces. I should have said "not necessarily jazz." My purpose in creating this thread was because throughout the years since I began endeavoring to learn to improvise, I've always been interested in music that sounds heroic, dark, urgent, passionate, intense etc. I went around the internet searching for people who did this sort of improv, but the only people I could find were improvisers of jazz elevator music, which did not interest me in the slightest. Bar music. You know the kind. That sort of improvisation has ten thousand self-help books and has been beaten into the ground. Eventually I made some friends, mostly on this website, who did improvisation which was not jazz, not classical, but something new entirely. Spontaneous, continuous creation of original music which was melodic and intriguing and had far more impetus than elevator music bar music jazz.  This inspired me to do even more with my improv, and I continue to this day. I perceive there are few people who do improv with this sort of internal, obsessive drive to create original music, so that's why I created this thread.

 In fact, I think I created the thread for "spontaneous composers" rather than improvisers.  It was just my personal preference...if someone else wanted to create a thread devoted to jazz, more power to them.
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2007, 06:52:21 AM »

In fact, I think I created the thread for "spontaneous composers" rather than improvisers.  It was just my personal preference...if someone else wanted to create a thread devoted to jazz, more power to them.

I understand your interest but I have to flatly disagree with you that the improv world (or the classical performance world) is stagnant in any way. I would say that the exact opposite is true, and that both realms of music are more active and vivacious than ever before. Both worlds may seem obscure, but that's because they both exist as underground scenes. I can name dozens of amazing improvisors who transcend all the boundaries of jazz and classical. You should look them up. I would suggest you start subscribing EMusic, because that website caters to a lot of non-major labels that provide outlets for these musicians and support their artistic goals.

If you want to hear some amazing piano improv that is not jazz or classical (something in between maybe), check out as many of the following people as possible:

Sten Sandell
Marilyn Crispell
Jim Baker
Myra Melford
Alexander von Shlippenbach
Keith Tippett
Satoko Fujii
Craig Taborn
Jason Moran
Stefano Battaglia
Borah Bergman
Uri Caine
Marc Copland
John Taylor
Michel Wintsch (who draws a lot of influence from Bartok)
Eduard Ferlet
Stephan Oliva
Bill Carrothers
and there are many more...

A lot of these people might have come up in the jazz world, but I assure you they've all transcended playing ii-V-I progressions and bullshiting exclusively on standards (though some of them still put out albums with a standard thrown in). Many of them are stunningly brilliant players who draw a lot from the classical world and produce incredible results consistently and in the most unpretentious and honest ways imaginable. You would realize right away that this is not music for elevators or fine dining. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the improv world in music is weak in any way. It's just not as publicly known as pop music or smooth jazz garbage. If you PM me, maybe I can send some noteworthy MP3s to prove my argument.
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2007, 04:48:03 PM »

Thanks for the names. Perhaps I hadn't made enough of an effort to find such artists...I will look them up. Oh---do many of these artists make solo albums? I tend to prefer solo piano music over trio recordings.  Have you heard of "The Bad Plus?" I like their stuff fairly well...its definitely not elevator music but not quite what I need to hear. The only jazz artist in the mainstream who really resonates with me is Keith Jarrett, mainly his newer recordings such as Radiance, and the Carnegie Hall Concert (which I attended, yay!)
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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2007, 11:50:35 PM »

I've checked out a few of the artists on amazon.com. Maybe I just got unlucky, but none of the artists I sampled have the sort of intensity I'm looking for. Though they are not on record labels nor are they famous (a big plus as far as I am concerned), my friends here have written music that I really like listening to, and which I would definitely buy if they chose to sell their music. I thank the internet for connecting me with these kindred spirits...it has enriched my life more than I could have possibly imagined.
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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008, 03:20:10 PM »

oh this reminds me, check out Billy Childs.. his band is like a hybrid between a chamber group and a jazz combo..there nothing like it out there as far as I know.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=111498319

Also Brahd Mehldau has two solo piano album out I think.. and Fred Hersch has a duet Album with Norma Winstone called "songs and Lullabys".  They both play mainly original pieces.. and its definitely not jazz piano as most people know it.

There are so many out there ..Jean Michel Pilc, Baptiste Trotignon,  Aaron Parks, Tigran Hamasyan, David Kikoski, Geri Allen Geoffrey Keezer.. they still play ssome standards but they do a lot of other stuff too.. its funny a lot of old school people don't even consider them jazz.. its kind of exciting for me, seeing these people forge a new kind of music and we get to be part of it somehow.

btw myspace is a good place to look up their music, they have couple of tracks avialable for download.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2009, 10:48:50 PM »

maybe an update?Huh this post is a great idea!!!
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2009, 11:31:49 PM »

maybe an update?Huh this post is a great idea!!!

Unfortunately the thread starter seems to have preferred to leave this forum Cry
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 03:35:42 AM »

I'm not sure where to begin if I were to update this index. I had been away for a while, and in the interim the Improvisations board was created. Maybe I'll try to add a few at a time that are not in the index or something. I also have more listening to do, here =)
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2009, 12:10:07 AM »

Does anyone think we should keep this thread updated? It started out to help "sift" the improvisations out of the audition room, but now that we have a thread dedicated to improvisations, I'm not certain it is needed. After all, if one wanted to hear all the works by Quantum for example, one could do an Advanced Search on the Improvisations room by the author Quantum.  As for search keywords, I just put "a" since it is a common letter. Works pretty well.
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« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2009, 05:49:03 AM »

Does anyone think we should keep this thread updated? It started out to help "sift" the improvisations out of the audition room, but now that we have a thread dedicated to improvisations, I'm not certain it is needed. After all, if one wanted to hear all the works by Quantum for example, one could do an Advanced Search on the Improvisations room by the author Quantum.  As for search keywords, I just put "a" since it is a common letter. Works pretty well.


Oh yes update, If it's possible, I love this index. Of course it's quite a bit of work for you, but I wouldn't want to miss it. And if I want for instance to link people from other forums they will find things much easier. I can link them right up to the index and they can look for the respective name. If they would need to search by search funktion they would rather stay away.
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2009, 01:18:09 AM »

Ok...I'll do the best I can. Maybe I should learn how to write my own bot that could do it automatically. Or, I could hire lostinidlewonder, who seems to be able to index things about three thousand times faster than I can  Grin
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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2009, 07:06:10 AM »

I'm with Wolfi, too, Derek.  The index is a great thing.  We appreciate the work
you've put into it. Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2009, 09:37:38 PM »

Update complete!

I just wrote a .net app which reads the improv forum and generates BBCode for me and formats it all nice. Fortunately all posts fit quite nicely into the top two posts I had reserved for the index, and there's a third one so there's plenty of room!
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« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2009, 03:57:31 AM »

Thanks a lot, Derek. You do a really good job, and this is a helpful list. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2009, 06:59:31 AM »

Thanks, Derek. Smiley

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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2011, 08:36:38 PM »

Alot of my improvs seem to have been removed or missing from the list! sorry, i was just looking for one in peticular! Smiley search button here i come!
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2011, 12:09:15 AM »

The list is always generated by a program I wrote in an hour. It could very well be buggy. If you could tell me the name of the song maybe I can take a lookinto why it didn't get included.
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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2011, 12:16:16 PM »

not meaning to complain about it, was just that i was looking for some of my old posts to show a friend. then realised 6 of them had dissapeared from the index, ones that had previously been there:

(new one) Dreaming of nightmares
Eleanors Lullaby
It will all be ok
Melodies of reflection
New improvisation (june 09)
Improvisations (june 09)

....not sure if others had gone missing but these are what are apparent!
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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2011, 02:01:27 PM »

not meaning to complain about it, was just that i was looking for some of my old posts to show a friend. then realised 6 of them had dissapeared from the index, ones that had previously been there:

(new one) Dreaming of nightmares
Eleanors Lullaby
It will all be ok
Melodies of reflection
New improvisation (june 09)
Improvisations (june 09)

....not sure if others had gone missing but these are what are apparent!


Hi! Smiley I noticed that it's not all in the same post... it's like it's the first post and there's a list and then there are a few comments and then in the reply #4 there's one more list and there's more of improvisations there:


I sometimes thought some things had disappeared too and then I found them again and then I noticed that there are two lists (in the first post and then in the reply #4).
I hope this helps! Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2011, 07:08:38 PM »

I think I understand what's confusing people. What the program does is collect as many entries as it can that will fit in a single post. The most recently bumped threads will be in that first entry. Then, when I've exhausted the size of that first post, I get everything else, and these will all be later. Thus, if derek or chopinatic have been posting long enough to be in both, they will have an entry in the first big list and also in the second big list.

However, it may be more straightforward to just collect one big list, where there's only one chopinatic and then everything he has made, and one derek, etc, and then spread it across the multiple posts. Would that be better?
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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2011, 02:21:58 PM »

I consider writing a bot to index the improvisations, but would be worried about the forum detecting the bot and blocking my IP.  The bot itself is not difficult to create, but as Derek has said, there are too many entries in the list to fit in one post.

If I do a bot, I'd probably host the index list on my own website, then post a link to it here.  Again, I think getting permission from the forum owner(s) is paramount.  I like this forum, and don't want to get banned!
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« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2011, 10:00:05 AM »

That's one helluva list you got there, Derek.
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2012, 02:49:35 AM »

Updated 4/5/12.
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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2013, 01:16:17 AM »

Updated 3/13/13.
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