It was productive and interesting time. I learnt a lot of new things and got much fun improving my improvisation skills.\n\nCite from course: You will have plenty to keep you busy in the months ahead.
This was a truly great course, I learnt so much. And I have been playing piano for almost 60 years! Thanks to a wonderful teacher and musician (brilliant rendition of Chick Corea's Crystal Silence)
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por Jerry T•
Excellent mini course on the rudiments of the language of jazz improvisation.
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the website isn't as clear and direct showing how to navigate to find an answer to a question you may have -- other than the forum. If there was a way to have direct contact with a mentor via Live Chat or Phone call or even email?? I'd have given this 5 stars. The one email I sent in with a question I never got a response other than she was going to look into it and "get back to me." Never did.
Gary Burton was of course a great instructor!
por Alex L•
As a newcomer to jazz (classical background), it took me a while to figure out how to apply the concepts and sound good. I particularly would've liked demonstrations/ analysis of these improv techniques by musicians over real music. Also, the quality of peer evaluations was sometimes inconsistent (this may be inherent in peer learning). Other than that, my musicianship improved and I would recommend this course.
por Dakota S L•
It's pretty cool that a jazz musician with such significant experience taught the course - Gary is definitely knowledgeable, to say the least. He explained concepts well and made everything tie in together nicely. The assignments are somewhat difficult for a beginner in jazz. My only real criticism is that there should be more examples, particularly with guide tones and picking the right scale.
por John S•
I definitely learned some new things during the course. Some of the explanations were a bit concise for someone with limited experience wth improvisation. That is understandable given the length and cost of this course. I would recommend it to others to gain some new knowledge and get a feel for taking online courses from Berklee via Coursera.
por Arpana D•
Excellent and Challenging! Learnt a lot and if you are working toward a certificate you really need to set aside time to earn a pass for each assignment.
Few glitches when it came to grading and assignment instructions. BUT the discussion board is really helpful and interactive. The TA's also provide timely help.
por Tomas K•
It was a great 5 weeks course, although I needed an extra week to complete it because of my busy life. I learned about the most important elements in jazz improvisation. In particular the instructional videos was very helpful. Now I have absorbed plenty of information to continue on my own for a long time.
por Juan P G C•
El material de curso esta muy bien, creo que es breve pero muy útil. La única cuestión que no me agrada tanto es el sistema de calificación, y la falta de un tutor o una asistencia, por lo que estoy viendo ante algún problema puntual uno esta a la deriva con este sistema de cursos masivos.
por Martina M•
I found some mistakes of notations, but in general it was good. As a singer I miss everytime I study improvisation a more careful view to the aspects of vocal expertise but it was good to practice and the course is very well structured.
this is a good course, just I thing who want enroll the course need a few knows about music, but really I recommend the course
por OLIVE G•
Too precise and important points and case studies were enough to make us understand about the roots of proper Improvisation.
Great lessons i would hope it would be more extensive in terms of lessons. I hoped for more detailed technical music theory.
por Henrik H•
I was looking forward to this jazz course. The course material is good, great instructor and challenging assignments.
por Daniel D•
Amazing material in this course, but the learning curve is quite uneven, and contains some nasty slopes
por Ognjen Š•
It is generally a good course. What I didn't like was the fact that the assignments were too hard.
por nino p•
Quality of lectures excellent, exercises excellent,
Peer review there is room for improvement
por David Z•
Great course, the peer-editing could be improved or find a different mode of judgement.