Student Reviews

5 star rating

Historic Improvisation

Christoph Mutter

Exzellent Staff and brillant Teaching. No doubt a milestone in music education to forget the tyranny of playing the repertoire again and again and loose joy ...

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Exzellent Staff and brillant Teaching. No doubt a milestone in music education to forget the tyranny of playing the repertoire again and again and loose joy on classical music.

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5 star rating

another SMASHING course from Dr. Mortensen!

Luigi P

I frankly bought all the courses by Dr. Mortensen, they are amazing! I wonder what someone like Valentina Lisitsa would be able to do with such a course! But...

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I frankly bought all the courses by Dr. Mortensen, they are amazing! I wonder what someone like Valentina Lisitsa would be able to do with such a course! But even if I'll never be Lisitsa, these courses are truly mind opening, there's nothing else like that around and frankly every other piano course I see on known websites by top educators, are starting to look tired compared to the extremely interesting system taught by Dr. Mortensen. And this was the very same system that top notch musicians were learning a long time ago. This amazingly interesting world must be rescued from the obscurity and oblivion it was falling into, which is exactly what these courses do. I mean, wasn't that Martini guy the same teacher who taught MOZART? It can't be a coincidence that 200 years ago music teachers were creating master musicians, and today either mediocre ones, or at best, competent or highly competent PERFORMERS. I still remember how when I wanted to be a musician was to create my own music, not playing music by others. Again, it is always edifying to learn a new Bach piece, but I think it is limiting, and BORING, to play only music written by others!

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5 star rating

Absolutely amazing course!

Saxon Fullwood

This course is perfect in every way. I have been playing pieces from the repertoire for years and was beginning to get bored of it, but this course has reki...

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This course is perfect in every way. I have been playing pieces from the repertoire for years and was beginning to get bored of it, but this course has rekindled my love for piano and keyboard music. I was a complete beginner to improvising, but after the course, it felt easy. It also gets you used to the structure of music which makes memorising pieces from the repertoire much faster and easier. Highly recommend!

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Partimento and Bass Motions

    • Simple RO: Major

    • Simple RO: Minor

    • Simple RO in Figuration Preludes

    • Complete RO

    • The 4-6 Exceptions

  3. 3
    • Furno #1

    • Furno #2

    • Furno #3

    • Furno #4

    • Furno #5

    • Furno #6

    • Furno #7

    • Furno #8

    • Furno #9

    • Furno #10

    • "Furno #11" Realization

    • Figuration Beyond Umpadeeda

    • Stylizing with Diminutions

    • Furno #1 - Instructor's Stylization

    • Furno #2 - Instructor's Performance

    • Furno #2 Student Performance

    • Stylizing a Mystery Partimento

  4. 4
    • Conclusion and Further Resources

    • Course Completion Survey