Extended technique


Any unusual way of producing sounds with your instruments or voice.


Unorthodox means lead to outstanding qualities, mostly in timbre. For gaming musicians there is entertainment value in having fun with your sound source. One of the easiest extended techniques to incorporate in music game rules is preparation.

For non-musicians it may lead to some understanding of modern experimentation and appreciating the fact that any sort of articulation might be used in a musical way. Employing extended techniques might make it easier to start playing. Often you'll be able to use **only8* extended techniques in a game, and classical technique might be put aside (as intimidating). Remember, that experimentation is a lot about careful listening to the results.

Interestingly what is at one time considered unorthodox or unconventional is sometimes later added to the basic arsenal of professionals (among many examples: "out of scale" pitches on the saxophones from special fingering, Bartók pizzicato, or using mallets on a drumset).

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