Berklee Professor Fred Lipsius Uses Online Video to Teach Students and Professionals Alike How To Be Great Improvisers: Freddy’s Guide To Creative Improvisation. The Online Training also includes a 188pg PDF of the Printed Book.
“Freddy's Guide To Creative Improvisation is an original and exciting method for teaching what is almost unteachable: the art of improvisation.
A well thought-out and balanced approach.”
-- Adam Holzman, keyboardist for Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Grover Washington and Faculty member of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
"An eminently usable reference from a brilliant cat!”
-- Paul Shaffer, Musical Director of the Late Show with
"This is one of, if not, the most comprehensive book on improvisation that I have yet encountered. The student (or professional) is led systematically into getting beyond the rote learning of patterns and cliches, into understanding the spontaneity and creativity that is true jazz improvisation.”
-- Randy Brecker, trumpet player with The Brecker Brothers, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan,
Charles Mingus, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Zappa and many more.
“Fred Lipsius has written a clear and comprehensive study
on the art of improvisation.”
-- Eddie Gomez, bassist for Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman,
Herbie Hancock and many more.
Freddy’s Guide To Creative Improvisation features Berklee College of Music professor Fred Lipsius, a two-time Grammy Award-winning musician and original band member of Blood, Sweat & Tears. The complete program is available now at FreddysGuide.com for the introductory price of $49. Included is one full year of 24/7 access to over 300 video clips of Fred Lipsius teaching from his innovative book Freddy's Guide to Creative Improvisation. It is also available in a 3-disc DVD set ($99.99) and spiral bound book ($29.99).
"The essential lesson of Reawaken is that we are all possessed of genius, it is innate within us. We simply need to reawaken to that reality and begin to spread our genius around to improve our lives and the state of the whole world."
- Perry Vayo, Media Producer
REAWAKEN is an inspirational movie about opening your heart and expanding your mind (released in 2011). This enhanced iBook for the iPad takes the message of the movie to a higher and deeper level.
John created the Movie-in-a-Book™ format to expand on the message of the REAWAKEN and provide the viewer/reader with more knowledge and wisdom. By promoting optimism, compassion, and hopefulness, the REAWAKEN Movie-in-a-Book™ demonstrates how to recognize the spiritual genius within each one of us, and tap into the limitless inner potential we all possess by increasing our creativity, intuition, and laughter every day. By connecting with our inner genius, we become increasingly helpful to family, friends, co-workers and the world-at-large. Is there anything more important?
The Movie-in-a-Book™ for the iPad contains 33 video clips, over 30,000 words, and 220 images. The Movie-in-a-Book™ features additional video clips of Native American storyteller, Ken Little Hawk, along with Grammy Award-winning Blood, Sweat and Tears musician, Fred Lipsius; Writer/Editor, Deborah Brown; Entrepreneur Boat Builder, Gene Carletta; Energy Medicine Healer, Susan Stone; and Master Wood Craftsman and Guitarist, Jim Markham.
Open your heart. Expand your mind. Love and laughter connects us all!
In 1999, iCAST was a $100 million multimedia venture funded by Internet giant CMGi. It was an amazing time in history because the web was still very young and technologies such as flash animation and streaming video were just beginning to develop. With iCAST, John was a strategic player in both flash and video, as well as serving as a Senior Art Director. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE...
The site was one of the first in history to feature streaming video within a flash-based website. It was designed to promote the VHS and DVD Boxed set called "THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW WITH JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO." Lennon and Ono took over the Mike Douglas Show for one week in 1972. Rhino records had been selling the VHS/DVD set since 1998. It is now out of print, but you can see parts of it on YouTube below and buy it on Ebay.
Between 1992-1994, the Microsoft Home Division commisioned many CD-ROM products. John worked on two of them by providing digital video, animation, and graphics for a Scientific American project, "The Planets," and digital video and animation playback for "The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright." CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE...
In the early 1990's, John delivered many multimedia projects and presentations for Fortune 500 companies such as Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, American Express, and Chase Manhattan. However, the more exciting projects were always coming from the high tech and media sector firms such as Sony, Time Warner, and Canon. CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF JOHN'S INTERACTIVE DESIGNS...
In 1987, John's first company, Applied Imagination, got its start when HyperCard was announced by Apple Computer. John and his brilliant partner, Tom Tafuto, used HyperCard to create the world's first interactive guide to New York City... and it fit on a single floppy disc! It was a complete guide with restaurants, hotels, entertainment, and subway information down to the street level in every neighborhood of the Big Apple. It was such a compelling example of what HyperCard could do that Apple hired Applied Imagination to give presentations to educators all over the tri-state area. Telephone giant, NYNEX, installed it
as an interactive kiosk in the newly opened Jacob Javits Center. John loved HyperCard! It was WAY ahead of its time.