It was productive and interesting time. I learnt a lot of new things and got much fun improving my improvisation skills.\n\nCite from course: You will have plenty to keep you busy in the months ahead.
This was a truly great course, I learnt so much. And I have been playing piano for almost 60 years! Thanks to a wonderful teacher and musician (brilliant rendition of Chick Corea's Crystal Silence)
创建者 Matthew A•
This is great! very straight forward and challenging...
创建者 Carlos B•
But it isn't for beginner players.
创建者 Kunal D•
Great Course !
创建者 Angelene M S V•
Very good and simplified instruction. But I think it needs one more week discussion to improve improvisation. Also, grades are usually late.
创建者 Mingming Z•
The teacher is great at performing but the pace of the class is way too fast for me.
The assignment is hard.
But, hey, that's Berklee.
创建者 Richard G•
Knowledgeable instructor but the material did not come across well.
创建者 brian b•
Keep trying to understand.
创建者 Michael S•
The class covered a good variety of subjects to learn. There are some key areas of improvement:
1) You should build more examples in the lectures. The lectures were short to start with, but adding more examples and passages would have helped.
2) Xylophone is perhaps the worst instrument to use to teach this course, especially with the camera facing the front of the xylophone. It was very hard to see what notes were being hit by the mallets (especially when using chords) and therefore it was very difficult to understand (visually) what Gary was doing. I suggest using a keyboard and having the camera shooting from the above of the keyboard (look at how several people have done this on YouTube). This way you can see what notes are being hit, held, and you can see them from a pianist's view.
The material was good, but because of the two areas above the teaching was not as effective.
创建者 Alexander P•
I did not like this course. It is a course for those who are already involved into the topic not newbies. Very general short and sloppy explanations and a lot of practical assignments for peer evaluation. I had a lot of experience in classical music but I was puzzled with what goes on in this course. After having completed some other jazz courses I realized that i had no chances to learn anything here since the theory is not explained sufficiently. The title of the course is misleading. It rather should be called a master class on jazz improvisation.
Title of this course is misleading. It is aimed at musicians who already have some knowledge of jazz improvisation. There should be something in the title or description to indicate intermediate level.
创建者 Jonathan L G•
Bueno el curso para empezar, esta bien, pero los examenes estan en ingles y no estan traducidos, eso dificulta el avanze