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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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Kratus (1991) asserts that "the skill to hear musical patterns inwardly "is a characteristic of an "expert" improviser (p.
Improvisers are open, understanding, supportive, truthful, and listen well.
On each "solo" the improviser explores a short idea.
Esterhammer rightly sees the specifics of the long-since neglected practice of poetic improvisation as potentially leading to much wider questions, from its connection with other forms of Romantic spontaneity (the cult of genius, the valorization of quick-wittedness in such forms as table talk and on-the-spot translation) to the meaning of the frequent appearance of the improviser in Romantic fiction, and to its intersection with identity formation in the Europe of the time (the "feminization" of improvisation, how "typically Italian" improvisation is packaged for export with appropriate national labels).
Depp earned high praise from the helmer, who called the thesp a "brilliant improviser.
THE A-TEAM 12 ROSS NOBLE THINGS - LIVE 15 The Geordie comic is an improviser extraordinaire who is both brilliant and inventive.
Bulgaria's prime minister managed to deal with the crisis that came in the wake of the EC nominee farce thanks to his skills of a perfect improviser, says a Bulgarian political analyst in an interview for the Austrian newspaper Die Presse.
As an improviser on the piano and accordion, Lewandowski has recorded with Doublends Vert, Caroline Kraabel and the London Improviser's Orchestra.
It is not something that the typical improviser is trained in.
An undisputedly gifted composer, Lerner has also earned a reputation as a fine improviser, winning accolades from both critics and her peers in jazz circles.
De Stael's identification of the improviser and 'Italy' is reiterated, it is suggested, in a more melancholic key.
Wolff is an accomplished improviser and has performed with Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacy, Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and Alpert Award winner Christian Marclay.