Easy Improvisation Exercise

If you’ve never improvised on the piano before, here’s something you can try. It’s very easy because you really can’t do it wrong.

Here is how you do it:

Step 1: Turn on the metronome.

Step 2: Play a random note on each beat.

That’s it! The idea is to get used to the idea that there are no wrong notes. Every note is right. As long as you keep playing, you’re doing it right. Don’t think to much, just play a string of notes, and listen to what emerges. You might be surprised.

This may sound like a simple exercise, and it is, but there are some important truths for you to discover about improvising here.