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Read articles on a variety of subjects on Partimento, Music Analysis, Education, and Historical Performance.
I have released ‘Partimento: A Beginner Method for Classical Improvisation’. This book teaches the reader improvisation through updating the method of Partimento for the modern student. Through seven stages we walk through all of main techniques of improvisation such as Cadences, Rule of the Octave, Sequences, and Modulations in a practical way, using over 50 newly composed partimenti.
Discover the teaching methods of the 17th-19th centuries – Partimento. This section contains realisations of partimenti along with descriptions and downloads of the score and audio.
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Watch educational videos introducing key concepts such as Intervals, Chords, and Consonance vs. Dissonance.
Find answers to questions like ‘What is Partimento?’, ‘What makes Partimento effective?’, ‘Will studying Partimento teach me to improvise classical music?’.
Improving Pianists provides online resources for the classical music community. The articles and videos cover introductory material to sophisticated discussions of musical axiology. We are all trying to improve as musicians and this website offers effective resources and insights to do that.