What prompted this column is that after years and years of doing wonderful things with traditional horn playing, she made the decision to take a sabbatical to study non-jazz improvisation
for a year.
the Art of Rock Improvisation
, David Malvinni, Scarecrow Press, 2013.
Origins and expertise in the musical improvisations
of adults and children: a phenomenological study of content and process.
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
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.
During the improvisations
, dancers step on smooth river stones, small mountain rocks, and tiny seashells to sensitize their feet while a constant, churning drumbeat gradually takes over their bodies.
The performers range from a hit comedy duo to a women's theatre ensemble and on offer will be jazz score improvisations
, children's shows, an interactive adults-only version of the sexy La Ronde and workshops for budding improvisational artists.
If transnational patterns of domination made the democratic institutions of the Northwest into a template for the rest, to what degree were those three and a half centuries of European contention unfolding in relation to their own template(s) and to what degree was that contentious history a series of improvisations
in response to immediate challenges?
He devised collective group improvisations
without depending on the customary landmarks.
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
This agenda revealed several different forms of the "execution" aspect of the improvisations