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📒Musical Improvisation ✍ Gabriel Solis
✏Musical Improvisation Book Summary : Diverse perspectives and alternate takes on musical improvisation
📒The Practice Of Musical Improvisation ✍ Bertrand Denzler
✏The Practice of Musical Improvisation Book Summary : Over several years, Bertrand Denzler and Jean-Luc Guionnet have interviewed a variety of approximately 50 musicians about their practice of musical improvisation. All interviews were recorded, transcribed and carefully edited. Musicians include both the very experienced such as Sophie Agnel, Burkhard Beins, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies, Bill Dixon, Phil Durrant, Axel Dörner, Annette Krebs, Daunik Lazro, Radu Malfatti, Seijiro Murayama, Andrea Neumann, Jérôme Noetinger, Evan Parker and Eddie Prévost, as well as those newer to the field. Asked questions on topics such as the mental processes behind a collective improvisation, the importance of the human factor in improvisation, the strategies used and the way musical decisions are made, the interviewees highlight the habits and customs of a practice, as experienced by those who invent it on a daily basis. The collection recounts musicians' radically personal paths to draw an incomplete map of the blurred territory of contemporary improvised music.
📒Teaching Musical Improvisation With Technology ✍ Michael Fein
✏Teaching Musical Improvisation with Technology Book Summary : Incorporating technology in music classrooms can take the mystery out of improvisation. What music technology does is establish a strong foundation for chord, scale, phrase, ear training, and listening exercises, creating a solid backdrop for student expression. As author and educator Mike Fein shows, technology is a valuable tool that can be used effectively to supplement student practice time while also developing the skills necessary to become a proficient improviser. Complete with notated exercises, accompaniment tracks, and listening resources, this book gives teachers methods to set their students free to make mistakes and to develop their own ear for improvisation at their own pace. Broken down into significant areas of music technology, each chapter focuses on developing a new skill and guides readers to tangible outcomes with the assistance of hands-on activities that can be immediately implemented into the classroom. In addition to these hands-on activities, each chapter provides the reader with an "iPad Connection" to various iOS applications, which allows teachers and students another, albeit significantly less expensive, medium through which to learn, share, and create art. This book will appeal to music educators of students in grades K-12. It will serve collegiate music education courses secondarily, and will also appeal to those music educators who work with improvisation and technology.
📒Musical Improvisation And Open Forms In The Age Of Beethoven ✍ Gianmario Borio
✏Musical Improvisation and Open Forms in the Age of Beethoven Book Summary : Improvisation was a crucial aspect of musical life in Europe from the late eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth, representing a central moment in both public occasions and the private lives of many artists. Composers dedicated themselves to this practice at length while formulating the musical ideas later found at the core of their published works; improvisation was thus closely linked to composition itself. The full extent of this relation can be inferred from both private documents and reviews of concerts featuring improvisations, while these texts also inform us that composers quite often performed in public as both improvisers and interpreters of pieces written by themselves or others. Improvisations presented in concert were distinguished by a remarkable degree of structural organisation and complexity, demonstrating performers’ consolidated abilities in composition as well as their familiarity with the rules for improvising outlined by theoreticians.
📒Musical Improvisation For Children ✍ Alice Kay Kanack
✏Musical Improvisation for Children Book Summary : Alice Kay Kanack's method focuses on enhancing the natural creative ability of children through the use of improvisation. The book begins with an introduction to the philosophies of her method, then guides the parent or teacher through a series of improvisational games to play with the child. A CD is included, with 27 different songs and games.
📒In The Course Of Performance ✍ Bruno Nettl
✏In the Course of Performance Book Summary : In the Course of Performance is the first book in decades to illustrate and explain the practices and processes of musical improvisation. Improvisation, by its very nature, seems to resist interpretation or elucidation. This difficulty may account for the very few attempts scholars have made to provide a general guide to this elusive subject. With contributions by seventeen scholars and improvisers, In the Course of Performance offers a history of research on improvisation and an overview of the different approaches to the topic that can be used, ranging from cognitive study to detailed musical analysis. Such diverse genres as Italian lyrical singing, modal jazz, Indian classical music, Javanese gamelan, and African-American girls' singing games are examined. The most comprehensive guide to the understanding of musical improvisation available, In the Course of Performance will be indispensable to anyone attracted to this fascinating art. Contributors are Stephen Blum, Sau Y. Chan, Jody Cormack, Valerie Woodring Goertzen, Lawrence Gushee, Eve Harwood, Tullia Magrini, Peter Manuel, Ingrid Monson, Bruno Nettl, Jeff Pressing, Ali Jihad Racy, Ronald Riddle, Stephen Slawek, Chris Smith, R. Anderson Sutton, and T. Viswanathan.
📒Musical Improvisation Heidegger And The Liturgy ✍ Andrew Cyprian Love
✏Musical Improvisation Heidegger and the Liturgy Book Summary : This book locates musical improvisation within an ontological framework, which is both scientific and Heideggerian, and ultimately encompasses the whole Christian understanding of reality. Part One deals with historical and cultural issues surrounding musical improvisation. Part Two initiates the author's philosophical and theological proposal that, from the time of foetal and infantile experience, every human person's fundamental integration with reality is inseparable from improvisatory musicality. His argument is interdisciplinary, involving music history, critical musicology, 20th-century continental philosophy, ideas from infancy studies and music therapy, and finally ideas from a Christian theology which is both ecumenical and rooted in the Catholic tradition.
📒Musical Improvisation And Open Form In The Age Of Beethoven ✍ Angela Carone
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📒A Spiritual Perspective On Musical Improvisation ✍ Suze-Andree Altidor Cespedes
✏A Spiritual Perspective on Musical Improvisation Book Summary : The purpose of this inquiry was to explore the music therapist’s personal experience of music improvisations when these were performed with a spiritual intention. The main goal was to gain insight into her personal connections to music and spirituality, and better understand their implications in her role as a music therapist. The research process included 14 improvisation sessions of one hour each, which took place over a period of two weeks. The data collection procedure was performed according to Moustakas’ heuristic methodology, and was based on the music therapist’s improvisation recordings and reflexive journals. Three main themes were revealed: the significance of spiritual holding in the process of musical improvisation, authentic musical expression as a path to self-discovery, and the growth towards a positive and integrated sense of self as a result of combining musical expression and spirituality. The inquiry was summarized with a creative synthesis which took the form of a narrative description of the music therapist’s research experience. In conclusion, personal and professional implications of the results were discussed. Limitations of the study and areas for future research were also identified.
📒Musical Improv Comedy ✍ Michael Pollock
✏Musical Improv Comedy Book Summary : Clear, everyday language explains each element of an improvised song. Simple building blocks are combined with performance tips to raise a performer's musical improvisation to its highest level. The included CD, featuring cast members from ImprovOlympic West's hilarious Opening Night, The Improvised Musical, provides- examples- exercises- practice accompaniments