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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), melsila@hotmail.com". Watch Morphs in action at www.bitly.com/morphsetudesforimprovisation . Morphs are (c) Mikael Elsila and registered with ASCAP. Contact the composer at melsila@hotmail.com.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Kari E.
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 04, 2021 Brilliant idea!

    These Morphs are a wonderful tool for learning the art of improvisation. They reduce the intimidation factor by providing a starting point ... from there, it's easy to launch! Brilliant concept! I highly recommend purchasing Morphs!

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  • 5

    Lou W
    Location:
    Philly
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • February 26, 2021 Morphs are Cool!

    Morphs are neat. Morphs are fun. Morphs are an educational and musical delight. They can be used in so many ways - in and of themselves, as the basis for an improvisation, as a groove that can be build upon. They can be combined, mixed, matched, and used at very different...

    levels - beginners, intermediate, advanced, and professional, changing the keys, the time signatures to explore a wide variety of moods. As I said, morphs are definitely cool!

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  • 5

    Seth
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • February 26, 2021 platform for creativity

    I love the simplicity and hypnotic power of these morphs. A perfect platform for developing your musicianship while having fun in the meantime!

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  • 5

    Harold Weg - Piano Teacher
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 25, 2021 Fantastic Concept

    THESE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GEMS ARE A JOY TO USE AS SPRINGBOARDS FOR IMPROVISATION. I BELIEVE THEY ARE THE "MISSING LINK" BETWEEN SIMPLY PLAYING A PIECE OF WRITTEN MUSIC AND CREATING ONE'S OWN MUSIC. I PLAN ON SHARING MORPHS WITH MY STUDENTS TO HELP THEM MAKE THE LEAP TO THEIR...

    OWN SPONTANEOUS COMPOSITION. MORPHS ARE A GENTLE NUDGE FOR FIRST-TIME IMPROVISORS WHO ARE UNSURE HOW TO REALIZE THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THE INSPIRATION AND GUIDELINES THEY PROVIDE. FOR ME, THEY ALLOW ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR FREE IMPROVISATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR THEMATIC AND INHERENT TONAL FRAMEWORK. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM AS A BENEFICIAL, AND SOMETIMES CHALLENGING, APPROACH TO IMPROVISATION AND MUSICAL DISCOVERY.

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  • 5

    Harold Weg
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 25, 2021 Morphs

    THESE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GEMS ARE A JOY TO USE AS SPRINGBOARDS FOR IMPROVISATION. I BELIEVE THEY ARE THE "MISSING LINK" BETWEEN SIMPLY PLAYING A PIECE OF WRITTEN MUSIC AND CREATING ONE'S OWN MUSIC. I PLAN ON SHARING MORPHS WITH MY STUDENTS TO HELP THEM MAKE THE LEAP TO THEIR...

    OWN SPONTANEOUS COMPOSITION. MORPHS ARE A GENTLE NUDGE FOR FIRST-TIME IMPROVISORS WHO ARE UNSURE HOW TO REALIZE THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THE INSPIRATION AND GUIDELINES THEY PROVIDE. FOR ME, THEY ALLOW ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR FREE IMPROVISATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR THEMATIC AND INHERENT TONAL FRAMEWORK. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM AS A BENEFICIAL, AND SOMETIMES CHALLENGING, APPROACH TO IMPROVISATION AND MUSICAL DISCOVERY.

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