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Compositional Improvisation Templates

Compositional Improvisation is improvisational classical music based on contemporary music theory and performed by a pianist/composer.

To encourage other pianists and composers to develop advanced tonal improvisation skills, my template for classical compositional improvisation was designed to enable a kind of “randomized” sight reading which encourages the exploration of sophisticated tonal relationships, and allows improvisation on the level of Scriabin, Messiaen, etc. Just published by the American Composers Alliance (click on image to go):

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http://composers.com/hall_compimprov1water

Improvise in the style of Scriabin, Ravel, Messaien and beyond, developing your own style. Improvise using your sight reading skills, utilizing advanced tonal harmonies.



NOTE: I have created a free sample template, a password-protected PDF which gives an idea of what the template is all about.

Free sample compositional improvisation template available here:


The sample template is a small subset of the full with limited chord forms and no instructions.  However, it may be used successfully with the video below to gain an idea of the potential of the full template.


A video which introduces some of the basic concepts of the template: