Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians – Volume 2

642 More Creative Musical Games for Students, Teachers, and Performers

With this marvelous second volume, Jeffrey Agrell provides 642 new games to help musicians acquire depth and fluency in every aspect of instrumental technique and performance and have a great time in the process. Improvisation games integrate instrumental technique with music theory, history, and composition, uniting literate and aural traditions to produce comprehensive musicianship.

The game format takes the pressure off of classically trained musicians, steering them away from a fixation on mistake-free performance and introducing the basic concepts of playing with music itself instead of obsessing over a perfect rendition of a written score. These new games require no previous improvisation experience. They are great for beginners and professionals alike. They should be part of the library of every music teacher, student, and player. Enjoy! Besides leading classes in Improvisation for Classical Musicians and Creativity in Music, Jeffrey Agrell teaches horn and performs in the Iowa Brass Quintet at the University of Iowa.

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