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 Re: Improv! Now isn't this a GREAT subject?
Author: Sarah 
Date:   2004-10-06 21:50

I like to think of improvisation as on the spot composition. You act as the performer and the composer simultaniously. You can improvise on any instrument, in any style, and at just about any ability level. Even if you only know 5 notes on clarinet, you can still improvise a melody. Of course, after years of study on clarinet, and improvising you will get better.

Most people associate improv with jazz music, which isn't bad, but you can improvise in classical music. The next time you see a written out cadenza, why not try improvising something instead? Even if you aren't incredibly successful that time, a teacher should be able to help you forumlate ideas. I think that improvisation skills need to be practiced, it generally isn't just something you can do instantly the first time you try.

If jazz is your thing, there are plenty of beginning improvisation books/cds available. Listening to solos (and transcribing them) is a big part of learning how to improvise at an advanced level.

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