09/28/12

Improv Quote of the Day: Sound before symbol

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Audiation expressed through improvisation (musical conversation) best precedes being taught to read the notation of music, because improvisation appropriately becomes the readiness for learning to read music notation just as language conversation becomes the readiness for learning to read the printed symbols that represent a language.

–Edwin E. Gordon, Improvisation in the Music Classroom:Sequential Learning

 

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