Shout-out from Jeffrey Agrell Himself!

How cool to receive a shout-out from the creator of my some of favorite improv exercises!  Jeffrey Agrell, author of Improv Games for One: A Very Voncise Collection of Musical Games for One Classical Musician, linked to recent post of mine on an improv session with David Elkin-Ginetti.   (This book’s suggestion to practice your scalesContinue reading “Shout-out from Jeffrey Agrell Himself!”

Improv Session – The Mysterious Tenuto

Picking up where we left off with my “avante garde jam session” writeups, when we last left our heroes, they were about to tackle a new piece.  A piece steeped in mystery, hauled from the darkest dredges of the internet.  A piece whose name is whispered in the most hushed of tones…a piece named…”Tenuto.“ Seriously,Continue reading “Improv Session – The Mysterious Tenuto”

Improv Session – Agrell’s Interval Game and Ternary Form

In our last improv, we talked about how constraints drive creativity – but too many constraints, or constraints that never change, can get a little dull. To remedy that, in this improv we intorduced a little tonal variety by taking the next logical next step and added a B section that introduced different intervals. IContinue reading “Improv Session – Agrell’s Interval Game and Ternary Form”