Course curriculum

The "How I Did It" Breakdowns are detailed explanations of the inner workings of the improviser's mind. Each Breakdown walks through a real-world concert improv and explains exactly what happened, how, and why.

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    • Breakdown #2

    • Breakdown #3

    • Breakdown #4

    • Breakdown #5

    • Breakdown #6

    • Breakdown #7

    • Breakdown #9

    • Breakdown #10

    • Breakdown #11

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    • Breakdown #13

    • Breakdown #14

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    • Breakdown #21

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    • Breakdown #26

    • Breakdown #27

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    • Breakdown #32

    • Breakdown #33

    • Breakdown #34

    • Breakdown #35

    • Breakdown #36 - Händel - Fugue - Overture - Monte Romanesca - Fonte Romanesca - Perfidia

    • Breakdown #37 - Fughetta in Performance #64

    • Breakdown #38 - Reincken Fugue - Bass Motions - Invertible Counterpoint - Cascade - Offset Scales

    • Breakdown #39 - B-A-C-H Prelude

    • Breakdown #40 - Vivaldi Theme

    • Breakdown #41 - La Folia

    • Breakdown #42 - Funky Music

    • Breakdown #43 - Improvisation on a Theme of Johann Ernst

    • Breakdown #44 - Fixed Countersubjects

    • Breakdown #45 - Fugue on Vivaldi

    • Breakdown #46 - Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien - Variations

    • Breakdown #47 - Prelude from Miami University

    • Breakdown #48 - Fantasy from Fortepiano Academy

    • Breakdown #49 - Fortepiano - Farewell

    • Breakdown #50 - gavotte

    • Breakdown #51 - Fortepiano

    • Breakdown #52 - short prelude - Performance #95

    • Breakdown #53 - Speedy Intermezzo (Performance #92)