A couple of days ago I received a thank you message from Olga, one of my students from Prelude Improvisation Formula. I thought I will share her feedback about this course here:
Thank you for creating the Course for Prelude Improvisation in Bach's style.
You provided indispensable material for every day practice. Analysis of figures and harmony, memorization, transposition and reconstruction of the form became sort of a game for me.
Before becoming an organist I was a conservatory trained pianist and piano instructor. Improvisation was not something that I thought I would ever do. But if you work at church it is absolutely essential to be able to improvise. It is so important for me to establish my musical vocabulary, and that what I found in Prelude Improvisation Formula.
We always need to be looking for interesting material to borrow, memorize, transpose and re-purpose in our own improvisations.
Nothing in our age is really original but we can combine the old stuff in new ways that never been done before.
After a while of doing so, we will start noticing how we start coming up with our own material too.
May Olga's experience will empower you to start creating your own music.