Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Wrapping Up

Sum up the end of second section of the course.
Congratulations, you have completed the second course. I hope you feel you are now able to:

Recognise “rhythm changes” chord sequences and be able to improvise on them

Improvise over a minor blues sequence

Appreciate the importance of Modal Jazz

Explore the nature of improvisation in modern jazz

Understand the Clock of Keys and its application

Play left hand voicings in three distinct ways

Please comment on these outcomes and any other achievements you may have gained in taking this course.

In the third course in this ExpertTrack, Advanced and Solo Playing we will build on this to look at modulation, rhythmic phrases and the concept of swing, playing in root position, jazz waltzes and more advanced scale and chord theory.

At the bottom of this page under “Downloads” you will find a list of all the videos in the ExperTrack which will give you a detailed idea of what the program covers.

© Goldsmiths, University of London
This article is from the free online

Learn jazz piano: Improvising on Jazz Standards

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now