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Improvising: How to Master the Art

By Gerre Hancock

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Composed by Gerre Hancock (1934-). Pieces & Studies. 176 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193858817).

Item Number: OU.9780193858817

ISBN 9780193858817. Pieces & Studies.

'The plain truth is that all musicians are capable of splendid improvisation.' With this premise, the author, (organist at St Thomas Church, 5th Avenue, New York) leads the student step by step. His language is informal, articulate, and encouraging, and the many lively exercises are clear and clean.

  • Introduction 
  • The Scale 
  • The Phrase 
  • The Interlude 
  • The Hymn 
  • The Ornamented Hymn 
  • The Hymn Prelude 
  • The Song Form 
  • The Sonata Form 
  • The Toccata 
  • The Canon 
  • The Duo and The Trio 
  • The Fugue 
  • Coda 
  • Bibliography