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”

I’ve been YouTubbled

Well, this is pretty nice. I put my piece WEOW up on the Internet Music Score Library Project, partly to see how the whole thing worked, partly to help get up more scores involving tape and improvisation. Someone was cool enough to make a YouTube video out of it: And also cool enough to creditContinue reading “I’ve been YouTubbled”

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”