Learning Improvisation with Music Games

Games that intend to be practicing tools for improvisation may interestingly serve different purposes depending on a genre context.

Classical approach

Jeffrey Agrell wrote books about music games for classical musicians (for example Music Games for Classical Musicians) with simple open-ended activities, often consisting of a single rule to follow. One of the proposals is Dueling Bumblebees.

There is one rule: Improvise using only smallest intervals available on your instrument.

This simple activity provides a challenge for improvisers, and also let's inexperienced players make safe first steps into improvisation. The horizon of intent is not overwhelming and the musical result is coherent and somewhat familiar to classically inclined users.

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