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Synonyms for improvisation

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something improvised

Synonyms for improvisation

a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

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an unplanned expedient

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a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

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His play-by-play description of salient moments in the "Dark Star" jam is taut, effective, and highlights the mix of modal melodic sets, polyphony, harmonic ambiguity, and avant-garde noise that is the crux of the best Dead improvisations.
Why does she represent her improvisations in prose?
Beyond notes; improvisation in western music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Reinhardt (1990) studied 105 preschool children to develop an understanding of the rhythmic elements found in the improvisations of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds and to determine any significant differences in the use of rhythm among the improvisations of these children.
Throughout my musical studies and professional career, I have constantly heard music teachers express negative attitudes towards improvisation and improvised music, such as jazz.
Brazil, land of improvisation, is many countries within a country.
They will be delivering unscripted shows in front of city audiences as part of a four-day showcase celebrating the best in improvisation.
Ideally, the group will break into the lyrical group improvisation that fires the new album's standout reading of the Ornette Coleman ballad ``Lonely Woman.
The way in which DJ Danger Mouse manipulated the recordings of The White Album has an analogue in the relationship jazz musicians have with so-called standards, the show tunes, Tin Pan Alley songs, and the blues numbers upon which they build their improvisations.
The contest went ahead - for which I served as one of the judges - and while the Liverpool team did not win, they proved remarkably agile in their improvisations.
They play their own compositions and improvisations.
To plat works like "Five Improvisations for Mixed Vegetables," the nine-piece Austrian ensemble blows, bangs, shakes, peels, snaps, grates, and rubs its "instruments" in tandem.
The Swansea workshop on May 4 and 5 will cover basic voice training, movement, group and individual explorations, chanting, creative play and vocal improvisations.
He frequently has them try out their improvisations on location and he rehearsed and shot Dirty in his own house.
Knight proceeded to tip in several such ill-advised attempts at humour, his vocal improvisations nowhere near capable of matching his imaginative resources when bowing the fiddle.