Compositional Improvisation™ is improvisational classical music based on contemporary music theory and performed by a soloist or ensemble.
The sample template is a small subset of the full with limited chord forms and no instructions. However, it may be used successfully with the video below to gain an idea of the potential of the full templates.
For questions on the templates, inquiries about Skype (and in-person) lessons in the templates, etc., please contact (you can click the email): firstname.lastname@example.org
A video which introduces some of the basic concepts of the templates:
To encourage soloists, ensembles and composers to develop advanced tonal improvisation skills, my templates for classical compositional improvisation were designed to enable a kind of “randomized” sight reading which encourages the exploration of sophisticated tonal relationships, and allows improvisation on the level of Scriabin, Messiaen, etc. Just published by the American Composers Alliance (click on an image to go to that page):
Improvise in the style of Scriabin, Ravel, Messaien and beyond, developing your own style. Improvise using your sight reading skills, utilizing advanced tonal harmonies. If you are looking to improvise with preset melodies, then “Ravel” is a good choice. However, if you want rhythm, melody, and harmony off the table and desire a true “playground of ideas”, then “Water” is the best choice.
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