Figuration Prelude Workshop

In four 1 hour sessions learn how to improvise your own figuration preludes.

What is a figuration prelude?

A figuration prelude is type of piece that pairs a harmonic progression and a repeating figuration. The most famous example is JS Bach’s C Major Prelude from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier.

What are you going to learn?

  • Harmonically you will learn 3 opening ideas in 2 keys, 2 sequences in 2 keys (and how to use sequences to modulate), and 1 cadence formula in 2 keys.

  • We will explore and experiment with different figuration patterns and apply and adapt them to your harmony.

  • How to make an improvising plan.

  • We will also look at examples of figuration preludes from the reperetoire.

What materials will you receive?

Access to practice videos and a workbook with:

  1. Opening ideas, sequences, cadences,

  2. Ideas for coming up with figuration patterns,

  3. An examples of improvising plan,

  4. Examples from the repertoire and

  5. Access to practice videos for between sessions.

What does it coast?

$125 payable by e-transfer in advance of the first session. If after the first session you are not fully satisfied, I will return 80% of the fee.

How does it work?

  1. Click the sign up button below or contact me here.

  2. E-transfer me the workshop fee.

  3. I will email, mail, or drop off the work book and link to the practice videos.

  4. We set up 5 Zoom session at our mutual convenience.