Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians, 500+ Games for Performers, Educators, and Everyone Else, 9781579996826
500+ Non-jazz Games for Performers, Educators, and Everyone Else
Why don't classical musicians improvise? Why do jazz players get to have all the fun? And how do they develop such fabulous technique and aural skills?
With these words, Jeffrey Agrell opens the door to improvisation for all non-jazz musicians who thought it was beyond their ability to play extemporaneously. Gently, step by step, Agrell leads through a series of games, rather than exercises. The game format takes the pressure off of classically trained musicians steering them away from their fixation of mistake performance and introducing the basic concepts of playing with music itself instead of obsessing over a perfect rendition of a written score,