Improvisation – you can do it! – the Hymn Partita with Ronny Krippner

Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick and Ronny Krippner present a video on improvising a hymn partita - using the blueprint of a hymn tune to create a set of variations based on the creative manipulation of harmony, rhythm and registration.  Ronny demonstrates these techniques on the Richards, Fowkes & Co organ at St George's, Hanover Square, in London. Below are downloads relating to the video.  Note that, for obvious reasons, they don't represent exactly the improvisations played by Ronny, but are guides to some of the techniques mentioned. The first technique discussed is soloing out the melody, with an…