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Morphs: Etudes for Improvisation

By Mikael Elsila

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Piano Solo, Piano/Vocal/Chords, Easy Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, English Horn, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Euphonium, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Timpani, Drums, Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Multi-Percussion, Drum Set, Hand Percussion, Voice, Soprano Voice, Alto Voice, Tenor Voice, Baritone Voice, Bass Voice, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Harp, Harmonica, Orff instruments, Recorder, Soprano Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Baritone Recorder, Any instrument - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Mikael Elsila. 21st Century, Minimalism, Jazz, Etudes and Exercises, Activities and Games. 62 pages. Published by Mikael Elsila (S0.966829).

Item Number: S0.966829

From the composer: "What are Morphs? Morphs are tiny compositions. I wrote them as springboards for improvisation. Most Morphs are under four measures; a few are longer. I wrote these little pieces on piano, but any instrumentalist or vocalist can adapt them. They can also be played in groups. Morphs can be played as written -- with no improvisation -- to practice rhythmic dexterity and keeping a steady pulse. However, you'll have the most fun with these pieces if you have some knowledge of improvisation, scales, modes and chord symbols, or if you have an experienced improviser to work with. As you can see, Morphs are not just in major and minor scales; they are also in some of the various modes and occasionally a pentatonic scale. The time signatures also vary. Try playing the Morphs as written for a few cycles, then branch out and start improvising. There are no rules. In fact, you can change meter or key as desired. These pieces are meant to spark your own improvisations. Musically yours...Mikael Elsila (composer),". Watch Morphs in action at . Morphs are (c) Mikael Elsila and registered with ASCAP. Contact the composer at

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