Improv Planet

is creating a School of Historic Keyboard Improvisation

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patrons
Welcome to Improv Planet!

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:  the study and internalization of harmonic language and keyboard styles.  

Members get immediate access to many hours of tutorial and performance video.  As of summer 2019, Improv Planet has over 20 hours of tutorials and many live improvised performances.  Over two hours of new video uploads each month.  

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 on historic improvisation is forthcoming with 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.

Get access to Improv Planet Forum (our discussion board, now in beta testing):

1. Send a private message through Patreon with your user name and email. These must be the same as those used on Patreon.
2. We will register you and send passwords for johnmortensen.com and the forum.
3. Login in to johnmortensen.com, go to the forum page, and enter the forum password.
4. Start a topic or post a reply so we can see if everything is working.



Tiers
One.
$1 or more per month

This tier includes feed, two monthly Amateur Improv Tutorial Vids (with accompanying study materials), two monthly Improv Performance Vids, and access to the exclusive Improv Planet discussion forum.   Tier One is for amateur players who want to check out entry-level improvisation skills.

Five.
$5 or more per month

Tier Five (or V, I guess) is as high as we go.  I promised this would be cheap.  V includes Feed, twice-monthly Amateur and Pro Tutorial Vids (with accompanying study materials), two monthly Performance Vids, the How-I-Did-It Breakdown, and access to the exclusive Improv Planet discussion forum.  

Goals
189 of 200 patrons
At 200 patrons, I will start a monthly AMA (Ask Me Anything) video.
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Welcome to Improv Planet!

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:  the study and internalization of harmonic language and keyboard styles.  

Members get immediate access to many hours of tutorial and performance video.  As of summer 2019, Improv Planet has over 20 hours of tutorials and many live improvised performances.  Over two hours of new video uploads each month.  

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 on historic improvisation is forthcoming with 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.

Get access to Improv Planet Forum (our discussion board, now in beta testing):

1. Send a private message through Patreon with your user name and email. These must be the same as those used on Patreon.
2. We will register you and send passwords for johnmortensen.com and the forum.
3. Login in to johnmortensen.com, go to the forum page, and enter the forum password.
4. Start a topic or post a reply so we can see if everything is working.



Recent posts by Improv Planet

Tiers
One.
$1 or more per month

This tier includes feed, two monthly Amateur Improv Tutorial Vids (with accompanying study materials), two monthly Improv Performance Vids, and access to the exclusive Improv Planet discussion forum.   Tier One is for amateur players who want to check out entry-level improvisation skills.

Five.
$5 or more per month

Tier Five (or V, I guess) is as high as we go.  I promised this would be cheap.  V includes Feed, twice-monthly Amateur and Pro Tutorial Vids (with accompanying study materials), two monthly Performance Vids, the How-I-Did-It Breakdown, and access to the exclusive Improv Planet discussion forum.