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The New Music Educational Project - My Ancient Guitar Music Creativity

Improvisation

General:
Improvisation is defined as spontaneous, unplanned playing.
However… every improvisation is based on a ground, that is an accepted foundation (precluding the concept of independent improvisation). The importance of improvisation lies in the fact that it gives students more freedom and choice.
Therefore, in our program improvisation is based on two factors:
1. The base line - a given line.
2. The improvisation line - spontaneous playing.

 

 


The base line can be given by the teacher, and it may be connected to material recently learned, which we would like to develop.
For example, if we have learned how to play with finger no. 2, we could use the following base line:

How does it work?
First the whole class learns the base line - almost by heart. Then the class is divided into pairs. In each pair student A - the accompanist - plays the base line repeatedly.
Student B - the improviser - joins in, exploring and improvising by ear and rhythm.
After several experiments the two players will reach an agreement as to how to begin the piece, how and when to end it, whether or not to switch roles in the middle, whether to include percussion and how, etc.

Options in improvisation
a. Switching roles between the improviser and the player of the base line.
b. A soloist improviser accompanied by an orchestra (the whole class will play the base line quietly).
c. Suggest that several students will improvise in singing.
d. Combining percussion (tapping the back of the instrument) in the parts of the improviser and accompanist.
e. A soloist improviser in percussion, while the whole class plays the base line.
f. "Chaining" - combining several improvisation pieces so as to form a chain of improvisations made up of pair work. Everyone joins in for the last improvisation. Such a piece could have great potential as a piece for the final concert.

Improvisation over images:
We can involve painting and moods in our music activities.
How about title this lesson: "Faces in music mirrors" - Contact for the full version.

 

 
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