This method will improve your all round ensemble and listening skills.
- Pick one person to be the leader.
- This person to pick a note to play.
- The rest of the group must copy exactly how the leader plays this note ie Loud, Soft, harsh, smooth etc.
- The leader picks a new note and the group must again follow exactly. Repeat this 5 times.
- Pick a new leader.
If your group is getting good at this the leader could move onto playing more than one note for the rest of the group to follow. Make sure you listen very carefully. Is what you are playing exactly the same as everyone else?