Modernizing European Higher Music Education Through Improvisation

Variations on the Canon exercise

Karst de Jong |Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

This exercise is for two or more players, where one player is the leader. The leader improvises a melody, which the followers play at any time-interval agreed upon, like a canon. The leader trains to imagine the auditive result of his/her actions, while the followers have to be fast enough to correctly recognize what the leader plays, and perform this on their instruments. A certain level of freedom can be introduced for the imitation: variation or even contrast can be allowed.

Author Karst de Jong

Institution Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

Players Marc Nogués, Onni Toikka, Karst de Jong

Date and place of recording The Hague, 04.03.2017

Editor / Director/ Camera Eduard Figueres