Improvising need not be restricted
to the 12 bar blues. ICT can be used very effectively as a backing
for class improvising. Load the MIDI files into a sequencer and play
them as pupils use the notes of each of the modes for improvising.
If necessary, reduce the number of notes for less able pupils.
These MIDI files contain a 'call and response'.
A melody is played which can be repeated by the class. If you load
these sequences into a sequencer, you then have the flexibility to erase
this if you wish, alter the tempo, change voicing etc.
|D minor pentatonic MIDI||D minor pentatonic music|
|D Dorian MIDI||D Dorian music|
|C Mixolydian MIDI||C Mixolydian music|
|D Aeolian MIDI||D Aeolian music|
|A Phrygian MIDI||A Phrygian music|
|Bb Lydian MIDI||Bb Lydian music|
MIDIs and music by Rob Jones
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