Using event lists

Events can be chained together, or combined as lists.

  • Ordered Event Lists - Events are written down in a specific sequence that must be played in that order.
  • Free Form Event Lists - Events are written down as a list that can be played freely.

Combinations of the two are possible.

Event Lists can be of any size. For music games, keeping them short might be better for lowering the skill floor.

There are many uses for creating Event Lists.
They are often used as a guide for improvisation. For example:

Event List #2

  • Sleepy
  • Extended techniques
  • F harmonic major
  • 6 minutes

With the example given the players must follow the rules given, but are free to play anything else that is not stated in the list. For example, the mood, technique type, key, and length are given, but that’s all. Any dynamic can be played since dynamics are not indicated.

Video on Event Lists:

Event List Chains

Fo Events List Chains multiple event lists are created. They can also be ordered or free form. Moving from time to time. The changes between event lists can be done with a timer, by gestures, by chance or with many others

Many music games can be played using Event List Chains, for examples check out Dived Events and Event Lists Game Template.

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