Series 1 - Classical structure - periodic phrase
Exercise 1: Duo, Classical structure - periodic phrase
Improvising call & response between flute & piano, starting with solo call and solo response, moving on to duo short development.
Exercise 2: Duo, Classical structure - periodic phrase
Improvising singer joins & follows a piano tonal improvisation that includes modulations. (note moments when the singer prolongs notes on which harmonic changes occur).
Exercise 3: Trio tonal improvisations in classical structure
Flautist and singer improvise in counterpoint together with piano improvisations in classical style while harmonic changes evolve. The listening challenge is both between singer and flautist as well as the duo and the piano.
Exercise 4: Enhancing active listening in chamber music
Step by step 2 members of a string quartet develop duo improvisations (classical style periodic phrasing) before joining together for a Vn, Vla and piano trio improvisation of an extended theme’s section. Note the slight struggle to feel in advance the right moment to end the section together.
Exercise 5: Classical structure - Tonally free
Starting by call & response between a string quartet and piano, the quintet continues to develop a theme’s section. Note the classical phrase structure while inner voices converse more freely. Relations of tension/release are similar to the tonal exercises.