Improv Game of the Day: Playing Parts

Tromboon detail; the bassoon reed is on the left

Tromboon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2-4 players. Each player must remove one or more parts from their instrument (if possible). If this is not possible (e.g. piano, percussion, etc.), those players are restricted to extended techniques. Make a piece, exploring all the new possibilities that your newly abbreviated instrument is capable of.

Variation: Players exchange removed parts and try to make a new, combination instrument capable of some kind of sound.