This package features 3 activities on improvisation. They are a continuation of Activity 1, also featured in this site. In Activity 2, "Adding a tag to a motif", students learn how to extend musical ideas. In Activity 3, "Changing one aspect of the motif", students learn how to modify short motifs. In Activity 4, "Repeat it if you like it", students learn to evaluate their own motifs.
Each activity features two ways to implement an improvisational task: Implementation 1 and Implementation 2. The first one is a basic application of the task while the second expands on it. Furthermore, each activity features a differentiated version of the task to challenge students further.
These activities are not sequential; it is not essential to master Activity 2 in order to move on to Activity 3. Rather, each activity focuses on a different aspect of improvising, complementing each other. The teacher can mix and match at will different implementations from different activities for a more integrative learning. On the other hand, if working with beginning improvisers, the teacher may choose to follow a more linear approach and work on one activity at a time. Students will gain more confidence by revisiting these activities; therefore, this package can be used over number of lessons covering up to one month at least. This package features 18 videos and 8 score examples to share with the students; this will help them gain clarity to perform the activities.