Improv Quote of the Day: Sound before symbol

Improv Quote of the Day: Sound before symbol

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="183"] (Photo credit: pfly)[/caption] Audiation expressed t...

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Tag: edwin-gordon, improv-quote

Improv Quote: Obsession with notation

In the West… aural tradition has essentially died out in relation to classical music. This great l...

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Tag: aural-tradition, bill-dobbins, improv-quote, music-notation

Bill Plake: The Lowdown on Slow Down

Bill Plake: The Lowdown on Slow Down

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] (Photo credit: nsub1)[/caption] Laura Lentz has a wo...

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Tag: aural-tradition, bill-dobbins, improv-quote, music-notation

Improv Game of the Day: Call to Quarters

Improv Game of the Day: Call to Quarters

1-4 players. Pick a major key and moderate tempo (e.g. MM=72). The only note value allowed is the q...

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Tag: improv-game, improvisation

Improv Game of the Day: Blazing Discoveries

1 player. Experiment with your instrument’s technique and make a list (mental or written down) of ...

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Tag: improv-games-2, improvisation, musical-improvisation