Modernizing European Higher Music Education Through Improvisation

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  • 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.
  • Tonal/Classical
  • Small Ensemble

David Dolan

Series 1 - Classical structure - periodic phrase

Improvising with Classical structures
  • Tonal/Classical
  • Small Ensemble

Karst de Jong

Improvising Canons

This exercise is for two players, one leader and one follower. The leader improvises a melody, which the follower plays in time exactly one bar later, like a canon.
  • Small Ensemble
  • Tonal/Classical

David Dolan

Series 2 - Ensemble improvisations, from baroque style to tonally free

Improvisations from Baroque style to tonally free
  • Tonal/Classical
  • Small Ensemble

Karst de Jong

Variations on the Canon exercise

This exercise is a variation on exercise 3, with multiple followers. The leader improvises a melody, which the followers play at any time-interval agreed upon, like a canon.
  • Tonal/Classical
  • Solo Instrument Specific

Bert Mooiman

Tonal duo improvisation

Free duo improvisation (violin / piano) in a romantic idiom.
  • 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.
  • Tonal/Classical
  • Small Ensemble

David Dolan

Series 1, Ex. 2 - Classical structure - periodic phrase

Blind Date: following changing harmonic progressions with melodical instrument.
  • Extra Musical
  • Small Ensemble
  • WarmUps/Games

Agustí Fernández

Imitative hands

With two persons, one has to imitate the movement of the other’s hand