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500+ Non-jazz games for performers, educators and everyone else written by Jeffrey Agrell
Starting with simple scale fragments, Agrell shows the way to break this artificial way of thinking about music making with an innovative approach to the business of creating melody, harmony, and rhythm, while working in tandem with others. This extensive collection of 566 games is for anyone and everyone who wants to learn to improvise, but has been afraid to try.
Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians can be used by solo individuals, groups from two to sixteen or more, and in classroom settings.
Spiral Bound, 354 pages
Contents:Part I: Introduction: The Who, Why, and How of Improvisation1. Introduction: Why Improvise2. Who Should Use This Book3. Suggestions for Use and Sample Lists of Games4. Musical Training for Improvisation5. Technical Training for Improvisation6. The Art of Accompaniment in ImprovisationPart II: Improvisation Games7. Introduction to the Games8. Improvisation Game Techniques9. Motivic Development Techniques10. Quick-Start Improvisation Game Favorites11. Warm-Up Games12. Rhythm Games13. Accent Games14. Dynamics Games15. Melody Games16. Form Games17. Harmony Games18. Bass Line Games19. Aural Games20. Nontraditional Score Games21. Conducting Games22. Energy/Mood Games23. Texture Games24. Timbre Games25. Composition Games26. Depiction Games27. Technique Games28. Accompaniment Games29. Style Games30. Text Games31. Storytelling Games32. Miscellaneous Games33. Improv Set-Ups34. Extended Combination GamesPart III: Resources35. Improvisation Pirnciples36. Improvisation Books, Articles, and Links37. Constructing Improvisation Compositions38. Comprehensive Musicianship Chart39. Sound-Painting Gestures: The Basics40. Chord Symbols Reference List41. Scale Types: Study Groups42. Scale and Chord Chart43. Variants44. Patterns and Scales45. Cycles46. Familiar Tunes47. Musical Styles and Forms48. Improv Starter Generator49. Creative Percussion InstrumentsPart IV: Game IndicesIndex A: Games in Alphabetical OrderIndex B: Games by ChapterIndex C: Games by Number of PlayersIndex D: All Games by Chapter and Number of Players