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Contents for Improv Duets for Classical Musicians

I. Warm-Up Games

Warm-Up Long Tones

Brass Warm-Up

Murmuring

Body Warm-Up

Dancing Long Tones

Feel the Beats

II. Rhythm Games

Irresistible Rhythm

Electric Partner

Ostinato

Overtone Ostinato

What’s in a Name?

Be a Drum

Rhythmic Row

Overlay

Odd Meter Drone Ostinato

Something in Three

III. Melody Games

Leapfrog

Mirror, Mirror

Gregorian Chance

Double Your Pleasure

Weaving

Jiving

Parallels

Big Leaps

Mouthpiece Canon

Drone

Pulsed Drone

Anything Goes

Hold That Crunch

Black Key Duet

Only Natural (brass)

Dueling Bumble Bees

IV. Harmony Games

Arpeggio Accompaniments

Poly Wants a Chord

KISS Music

Fifths Only

Descending Scale

Oom Pah

Four Hands (keyboard)

Vanilla + Spice

Add a Note

V. Aural Games

Call and Response for Natural Brass

Just Listen

Call and Response – Basic

Where Am I?

Call and Response: Play the Shape

Plain Round

Decorated Round

Is That the Canon I Hear?

Two Tone Call & Response

VI. Accompaniment Games

Role Switching

XTech Accompaniment

Interval Accompaniment

Derived Accompaniment

Crunch Time

Double Crunch

VII. Depiction Games

Home Sweet Home

Adjective/Noun

Book Divertimento

Weather Report

Tribute

VIII. Style Games

Matching

Reflecting

Monkey Mirror

Fusion

IX. Technique Games

Scale + Delay

Thirds – A Charm

Fanfare

Home Ostinato Scales

Canon Scales

Making Lemonade

X. Miscellaneous Games

Simon Says

Opposites

News Story

Trading Fours

Free Play Game #1

Free Play Game #2

Atonal Jazz

Fancy Twinkle

ABA Warm-Up

Rondo

Spanish Bass

Plain Descender

Heart & Soul

Correlations

Fragments of Your Imagination

Lyrical Piece

Sea Chanty

Unfamiliar Arpeggios

Elevator Music

Resources

The Art of Accompaniment

Cycles

Familiar Tunes

Patterns & Scales

Styles and Forms

Index of Games