Improv Quote of the Day: First and Foremost

"Piano Improvisation IV"

“Piano Improvisation IV” (Photo credit: wwwuppertal)

Musical creativity should be the first and foremost priority in the teaching of music. In every music lesson, there should be a time for improvisation, for invention, and a time for technical training, and development of the tools, which would include improvisational skills based on free and theoretical styles. These could come from western or eastern classical music, specific indigenous cultural practices as chosen by the individual, based on their interest or heritage, from pop or jazz, or from free improvisation.

–LaDonna Smith

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