Helmut Eisel
Improvisation method
  A playful approach to improvisation - not only for beginners
(incl. CD - Euro 22,95 plus mailing costs)
This is an easy to understand improvisation method for everyone. A little bit of theory, a lot of experimentation, and a lot of fun. Along with a careful introduction to improvisation through a musical question-and-answer game are the most important scales (with exercises in all keys). And also shown, is how, by using the scales, one can produce creative improvisations. Musical scores are included for C-, Bb- und Eb- instruments. Scores for the Bass-key are optional. The music book also contains scores for the piano, so that one can play the pieces either with the accompanying CD or with accompanying musicians. Language: German.

In 1993 Helmut Eisel offered the first workshops on Klezmer improvisations. "Klezmer" in the original meaning of the word means that a musician does not play music, but acts as a medium between music and audience. Taking up this idea, people can enrich their lives with music - whether music be their hobby, their profession or simply a source of pleasure.

The applications of this approach are manifold: playful training of perceptions, communication and rhythm making; singing collective improvisations and broadening musical expressiveness; or even creating a concert or a CD-recording.

Learning through improvisation allows the participants to become familiar with the components of Klezmer music: scales and rhythms that are both exotically foreign and pleasantly familiar.
To date Helmut Eisel has worked with hobby and professional musicians, with actors and actresses, with pupils and teachers at various types of schools (eg. elementary, grammar schools), and with patients in therapeutic institutions. Furthermore, he offers workshops for music teachers on behalf of the German Council of Music.

In connection with concerts, Helmut Eisel also offers introductory workshops for the above mentioned topics.