05/11/12

Improv Quote of the Day: Good ––> Outstanding

Improvisation

Improvisation (Photo credit: Dave Kleinschmidt)

[Improvisation] training will develop the skills that separate a player who is outstanding from one who is merely good. Some musicians argue that there is no real need for improvisation training in the world of today’s classical musician, since most players are not called upon to improvise in a performance setting… Then again, most musicians don’t have to sight-sing every day, but is still required in most colleges and conservatories because we know that the learning process involved in this study makes out students better musicians.

–Nicole M. Brockmann, From Sight to Sound: Improvisational Games for Classical Musicians