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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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Stage five is free improvisation where the student has free rein to improvise. There is some overlapping of ideas of Pressing (1987) with Monk's view of learning improvisation.
It is rare for students to learn, sing, and listen for other parts, or to improvise. Yet doing these skills provides context.
"You cannot," Murray said once, "slay the dragon with a formula." For nada, for nothing, except the sheer joy of exercising your creative powers at the moment of dire challenge to and deepest need of yourself and your world, improvise: Dance your attitude, defeat the dragon, and take the boon home.
You will gain confidence in your classical performances, and you will be able to improvise your way out of memory difficulties.
This book would be good for those interested in learning to improvise without knowing too much about theory or chord voicings and scales.
Yamaha music teachers must possess a variety of skills; they must be able to sing on pitch expressively, play piano and electronic keyboards, accompany, conduct, transpose, improvise and manage both children and their parents in a group setting.
"We don't improvise with the camera rolling, it's more when we prepare, so she brings ideas, she brings lines.
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.
By making herself improvise once a week, she became a dedicated improv performer.