Improv Planet

is creating a School of Historic Keyboard Improvisation

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Intro
$3
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This is the Intro tier for those who are not sure what historic improvisation is about, and just want to check it out.  The Intro tier includes instant access to a curated selection of tutorial and performance videos that provide a short course in the basic concepts historic improvisation by studying Rule of the Octave and the ten partimenti of Furno.
Amateur
$5
per month
The Amateur tier includes news feed, two monthly Amateur Improv Tutorial Vids (with accompanying study materials), and two monthly Improv Performance Vids, monthly Ask Me Anything videos, the monthly Improv Challenge, and instant access to the massive library (over two years of monthly output) of live improvised performances and amateur-level tutorials. For amateur players who are ready to dig into entry-level improvisation skills.
Pro
$7
per month
The Pro tier includes Feed, twice-monthly Amateur and Pro Tutorial Vids (with accompanying study materials), two monthly Performance Vids, the How-I-Did-It Breakdown, monthly Ask-Me-Anything videos, the monthly Improv Challenge, and instant access to the world's largest library of historic improvisation tutorials and live performances.

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About

Welcome to Improv Planet, the school of historic keyboard improvisation featuring the world's largest library of improv instructional video.

Why call it Improv Planet?  Because finding a place to learn historic keyboard improvisation is like locating a tiny isolated planet somewhere in the galaxy.  

Improv Planet is an online school of improvisation with new content added every month.  Patreons learn keyboard improvisation by following the steps used by Bach, Händel, Scarlatti, and Mozart.  Members study and internalize harmonic language and keyboard styles for professional performance, historic research, and personal enjoyment. 

Members get immediate access to the world's largest library of tutorial and performance video in the area of historic improv, with more added constantly.  Hours of new video are added each month.  

Who joins Improv Planet? People from every inhabited continent. Seasoned concert artists, conservatory faculty, members of international orchestras, private piano teachers, avid amateurs, complete beginners, retired hobbyists, and more.  

John Mortensen is a leader in the international revival of historic keyboard improvisation. Appearing frequently as concert artist, masterclass teacher, and academic conference speaker in America and Europe, he is noted for his ability to improvise entire concerts in historic styles, including complex compositions such as Baroque fugues. His book The Pianist's Guide to Historic Improvisation was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press.

He is a university music professor, a Steinway Artist, and is sponsored by the US State Department's Fulbright Global Scholar program as an artistic ambassador on behalf of the American people.

FOR NEW MEMBERS: Patreon posts scroll. The newest content is at the top by default. Under "Posts" you can change the default so that the oldest posts come first, as that would be a more logical way to work through the material. You can also search by tags to limit results. If you want to begin at the beginning, use the "Tutorials" search tag and start with Amateur Tutorial #1.

We have a discussion forum!  Visit The Historic Improvisation Discussion Forum at https://johnmortensen.com/forum/ and register.  You will have to wait for administrative approval.  



By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 323 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 323 exclusive posts
15
Images
2
Polls
102
Writings
205
Videos

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