Improvisation Lessons

During the 2000s, Christa Rakich wrote a series of articles for the “Learn to Improvise in 15 Minutes a Day” column in The American Organist magazine. The collection of them may form a series of do-it-yourself lessons. Download each topic below.

Making Canons


Beginning Fugue

Using Fugal Exposition to Make a Chorale Prelude

Gerre Hancock Toccata, Part 1

Gerre Hancock Toccata, Part 2  –  Bonus: Hommage à Gerre Hancock – Toccata on Hamburg

Intro to the Octatonic Scale

How to Sound like Messiaen

French Toccata