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improvise

verb adept, ad-lib, compose, concoct, devise, extemporize, fabricate, invent, invent offhand, make up, originate, play by ear, ride with the waves, utilize, without preparation
See also: compose, conjure, contrive, create, devise, invent, make, originate, scheme
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Berliner examines nonmusical factors in the formation of the jazz improvisor, including personal identification with an established jazz musician, family and peer approval, economic incentives, and issues of personal identity.
They're ultimate multi-taskers, working on multiple productions at a time (as many as two dozen each), and simultaneously serving as strategists, generals, improvisors, negotiators and go-betweens for the studio brass and the filmmakers and their crews.
He is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia, and his dissertation work includes the teaching and learning of improvisation, creativity and collaborative learning processes and techniques for improvisors, and musician identity.
It's crucial to note that the major black Jazz composers, improvisors, and arrangers of the 1920s and '30s (Jelly Roll Morton, Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins) were very adept at using these sources while also creating and improvising entirely new ways of expressing melodic lyricism and 'pop' song forms such as Louis Armstrong's brilliant inventions of 'scat' singing and 'swing' instrumental styles.
uk Dead Hedge Trio With alternative jazz group Shatner's Bassoon and French neo noise jazz improvisors Helved Rum.
com/ChineseMenuComedy) provides an opportunity for improvisors and comedians to come together and play.
He emphasizes the importance of not only making musical sounds by composers, performers, or improvisors, but also sharing them.
As a vocalist, I decided to spend some time learning the diminished scale, a subject relatively advanced for an instrumentalist, and something few vocal improvisors perform.
Improvisors LEGOHEAD come next before the ZOE GILBY QUARTET then ACV who bring a prog rock element to their jazz.
The program also includes dance performances like kathak and American tap, contemporary music improvisors, DJs, and traditional Rajasthani folk arts.
The former school teacher worked in New Zealand, Italy, France and the United States in 2009 and everywhere he went he found like minds concerned about the routinisation of what used to be a sport that cherished its improvisors.
Guest and members of his regular crew of improvisors -- Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Eugene Levy (who co-wrote this story outline with Guest), Parker Posey, Fred Willard and more -- play talent-challenged people making or orbiting around a woebegone indie film.