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 Quote of the Day: Watch Out for Notes and Coloring Books

Improv Quote of the Day: Watch Out for Notes and Coloring Books

When you read music, 
there is a part of your creativity that shuts down. 
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Tag: creativity, improv-quote

Creative Places: UW-SP

Creative Places: UW-SP

Someone - maybe someone who studied at Hogwarts - should make a magic map that shows where the m...

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Tag: charles-rochester-young, classical-improvisation, improvisation, improvisation-concert, matt-smart, pat-miles, sean-connors, university-of-wisconsin-stevens-point

Improv Course Materials Library!

I just got a terrific idea and inspiration from Jim Oshinsky, author of Return to Child, a great   ...

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Tag: improv-course-materials-2, improv-syllabus, improvisation

(Big) Improv Quote of the Day: What Does Improvisation Do For a Musician?

(Big) Improv Quote of the Day: What Does Improvisation Do For a Musician?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180"] (Photo credit: Emilie Ogez)[/caption] For one, it gi...

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Tag: classical-music, greg-sandow, group-improvisation, improv-quote, improvisation, music, music-pedagogy, musicianship, sara-wachter, technique

Improv Quote of the Day: Improv and Music Curricula

Improv Quote of the Day: Improv and Music Curricula

There is no doubt that improv has improved my music program. … Because improvisation is taught, ...

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Tag: band, improvisation, music-curricula, music-education