01/16/15

Creativity Quotes of the Day

English: French composer Nadia Boulanger (1887...

English: French composer Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) in 1925. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You are enriched by all the music you know by heart; it becomes a part of you. –Nadia Boulanger

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. –Anonymous

The Earth without Art is just “eh”. –Anonymous

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five. 
- Joel Hildebrand

The way to succeed is to double your error rate. – Thomas J. Watson

01/7/15

Improv Quote of the Day: Making Things

Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer

My primary orientation is as an artist, and what that means is that I make things. I don’t make things in order to make money – I make things in order to communicate, reflect, meditate, and connect with people. It’s a personal practice. It’s a spiritual practice. It’s a social practice. And that’s really the foundation of everything I do.

–Jazz pianist, composer, and MacArtur fellowship winner Vijay Iyer

Improv Course Begins, Spring 2014

Improv Course Begins, Spring 2014

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] Percussion mallets held with Matched Grip (Photo cred...

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Tag: classical-improvisation, drum-sticks, gia, improvisation, improvisation-games-for-classical-musicians

How to Make America Innovative, Competitive, and Prosperous

How to Make America Innovative, Competitive, and Prosperous

That Great Candy Store that is the internet is alternately an Intergalactic Level time waster and ...

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Tag: arts-education, creativity

Classical Improv: Piano Duet #1

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Tag: classical-improvisation, evan-mazunik, improv-video-2, piano-duet

Improv Game of the Day: Mouthpiece Rounds

2-4 brass players. Using only mouthpieces, play familiar rounds such as Heigh Ho, Scotland’s Burni...

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Tag: brass-players, improv-games-2, improvisation, rounds

Classical Improv Jam #8 (with percussion, again) (Video)

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Tag: classical-improv-jam, classical-improvisation, french-horn, horn, improvisation-game, jeffrey-agrell, lin-foulk