Improv Game of the Day: Weaving

2 players. Both players spend a little time playing a familiar tune in unison (more or less) until t...

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Tag: countermelody, familiar-tune, improv-game, improvisation, weaving

Improv Game of the Day: Mary, Mary, Quite Varied

Improv Game of the Day: Mary, Mary, Quite Varied

I'm back from two weeks at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in the wilds of New Hampshire. I   had a t...

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Tag: improv-game, improvisation, kendall-betts-horn-camp, mary-had-a-little-lamb

Start Your Day with a D.A.!

Imagine that you were not allowed to speak unless you were quoting Socrates, Cicero, Aristotle, Wins...

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Tag: arkady-shilkloper, daily-arkady, improvisation, music-education

Semester Course in Improvisation for Classical Musicians

The first time I gave a semester course in improvisation for classical (traditionally trained) music...

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Tag: classical-improvisation, improv, improvisation, listening, percussion, semester-course-in-improvisation, teaching-improvisation

On Cartoons, Bathrooms, and Creativity

On Cartoons, Bathrooms, and Creativity

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Pixar Studios"][/caption] I have a lot of bo...

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Tag: charles-c-mann, creativity, imagine, jonah-lehrer, pixar, steve-jobs