Here is an excerpt from a blog about teaching improvisation by Christine Schumann.
- Choose an existing composition (pick something easier than the students’ current playing level).
- Using self adhesive strips, like Post Its, cover up random sections of the music. It might be every other measure that is hidden, every other line, or just the right or left hand notes indescriminately.
- The performer starts by playing the music, as written, and fills the blank measures or sections in with improvised notes.
For the remainder of the article go to http://www.musicteachershelper.com/blog/%E2%80%9Cget-it-going%E2%80%9D-improvisation-mini-series-part-3/