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Contents for Improv Chamber Music

Spontaneous Chamber Music in the Form of Games

for Four (or Three or Five) Players

By Jeffrey Agrell

Contents

Introduction

Warm-Up Games

Play Your Sound

Play Your Sound – With Space

Resonance/Tension

Hearing Voices

Epic Soundtrack

Show Some Emotion

Long Tone Warm-Up

Long Tone Overlap

Circle Solos

Alpine Warm-Up

Rhythm Games

Three Against Four

Beat It

Ostinato Quartet

Overtone Ostinato

Order Four

Group Ostinato 101

Group Ostinato 102

Group Ostinato 103

Quarters to Two

Cardboard Concerto

Foot Music

Sparse Rhythm Machine

Longstinatos

Melody Games

Parallels

I Get Around

Quick Band

Maypole

Interval Salad

Interval Piece

Directions

Directions + Hold

Bum Bum Bum BAH

Deconstruction Zone

Harmony Games

Stackers

Quick Chords

Nod-ulation

Bachian Movement

Home and Away

Triad Constructions

Familiar Tune

Nontraditional Score Games

Squiggle Quartet

Playing the Gallery

Ad Music

Interactive Art

Interactive Dance

School Art Music

Mona Lisa Smile

Play the Thing

Accompaniment Games

Quartet Accompaniment Practice

Accompaniment Cards

Bum Bum Bum

Force It

Depiction Games

Tribute

Feelings

Guess the Portrait

Style Games

Style Matching

Addition Piece

Romantic is as Romantic Does

Radio Stations

Timbre Games

Zap!

Rainbow X-Tech

Open Strings

Mouth to Mouth

Glassmospheres

Texture Games

Personal Beat

Personal Note Value

Hello/Goodbye

Vocal Games

Vocal Quartet

Instant Lyrics

Miscellaneous Games

Startling Unison

Son of Correlations

Constructions Cards

Role Playing

Play the Room, Really

Size Matters

Yin and Yang

Far and Near

Immortal Improv Sonata #47

Trigger

Knowing the (Film) Score

Random Roles

Acting Out

Resources

The Art of Accompaniment

Cycles

Patterns & Scales

Familiar Tunes

Styles and Forms

Alphabetical Index of Games