Interval Improv Game – Recording by Nate Trier

Nate Trier has a blog on topics in improvisation and composition that you should definitely visit. I was just there and found that he has two recordings of improv games from my book Improv Games for One Musician (GIA, 2009, 50 p.). The first game is a duet (2:39) for sax (David Elkin-Ginnetti)  and some kind of keyboard sound (Nate); titled Atonal Interval Warm-Up, where the performers are limited to certain intervals. Here they chose M7/m7, #4, M/m2nds.

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They’re Coming…

Sheet Music

(Photo credit: AKZOphoto)

I just received word from the publisher that my three new classical improv books will be published in time for the Midwest Band Clinic in mid-December. I will give more information at that time, but here are the basics for a little preview of what’s coming:

Improvised Duets for Classical Musicians by Jeffrey Agrell

GIA (www.giamusic.com) G-8381 Spiral bound, 54 pages $16.95


 Improvised Chamber Music: Spontaneous Chamber Music Games for Four (or Three or Five) Players by Jeffrey Agrell

GIA (www.giamusic.com) G-8380 Spiral bound, 64 pages $18.95


 Creative Pedagogy for Piano Teachers: Using Musical Games and Aural Pedagogy Techniques as a Dynamic Supplement for Teaching Piano by Jeffrey Agrell and Aura Strohschein

GIA (www.giamusic.com) G-8379 Spiral bound, 66 pages $18.95


(PS: if you are a reviewer for a music publication, get in touch with me at jeffrey.agrell@gmail.com)

PPS and shameless plug alert: If you aren’t familiar with them yet, you should also check out my previously published GIA books:

Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians (354 p.)









Improv Games for One Player (50 p.)

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