Specifically, the Kodaly approach helped students build their auditory memory through vocal exercises that in turn was drawn upon to improvise
I think even from the beginning, what I thought of learning to improvise
I thought of jazz musicians, and thought that they must be super good at their scales.
If you think about it, people you know who improvise
well (and who may be intimidating because of it) generally have had a lot of experience doing it.
The Easiest Way to Improvise
contains 15 chapters, each containing an original song with exercises designed to facilitate eventual ability to play and improvise
on the given selection.
One difference I've noted is that singing was an important part of the process of learning to improvise
in the 17th century, which is not the case to the same extent today," Nelson said.
At many of these events, advanced students spontaneously improvise
solos or duets based on a theme given by audience members.
The role of the person who is learning to improvise
is to make up just one simple part, such as an ostinato or a new melody or a variation to the basic rhythm.
As Pendleton talks, sitting on the porch of the barn where Momix rehearses, it's easy to believe he is creating the idea for the dance at that moment, verbally improvising a concept the way some choreographers improvise
Hers will be a hard act to follow, requiring the gifts of vision and leadership, as well as flexibility to meet the future with the grace to improvise
By making herself improvise
once a week, she became a dedicated improv performer.