Modernizing European Higher Music Education Through Improvisation

Exercises_

  • Free
  • Large Ensemble

Urban Maeder

Phrases, Improvisation with Urban Maeder

Learn to perceive phrases. Play & Listen: listen to the chain of individual sounds of each player. Focus on speed, dynamics, and form.
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • Free

Liudas Mockūnas

Frozen Notes (Exercise in 7 parts)

Deconstructing and constructing the written musical material.
  • Small Ensemble
  • Free

Anto Pett

A cycle of five short pieces

A cycle of five short pieces. Each member of the ensemble will start one piece and suggest an ending for it.
  • Solo Instrument Specific
  • Free

Anne-Liis Poll

Voice Games

Exploring vocal techniques for improvisation
  • Small Ensemble
  • Free

Anto Pett

Forming the ends of improvisations

To develop the ability to conclude a piece clearly and decisively,
  • Free
  • Small Ensemble

Karst de Jong

The Ostinato Game

Two players improvise on the basis of interlocking ostinatos. The subject of the exercise is rhythmic communication and sharing of a pulse.
  • Free
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble

Frank Liebscher

Different demands of comping and being a soloist

Exercises for comping and soloing
  • Small Ensemble
  • Free
  • WarmUps/Games

Agustí Fernández

Playing backwards

The musicians have to sit backwards. They then receive instructions to develop their reaction. Three deepening levels of development then follow.
  • Free
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble

Tilo Augsten

Improvising with accents and articulations

Exercises for the development of parametric aspects
  • Large Ensemble
  • Free

Christoph Baumann

"Cuts" Improvisation with Christoph Baumann

Cuts are simple cues, which generate unexpected sounds in Groups, enable to learn how to make fast and clear decisions, develop sound-memory and allow also the use of tonal aspects in conducted free music.
  • Small Ensemble
  • Free

Agustí Fernández

Keep the solo going

This exercise is designed to improve solo playing. The solo can then be shared between the participants.
  • Free
  • Small Ensemble
  • WarmUps/Games

Agustí Fernández

Patim Patam

Each player has to play an interval that goes to the same note, one ascending and the other descending.