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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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Sudnow deduces that while conscious analysis allows the imitation of jazz expressions, it is the pursuit of audiated ideas automatically conceived with intention that is a key cognitive process in the generation of ideas for developing improvisers.
Individual improvisers are often referred to as players.
The event began back in 2010 in Toronto, Canada and has featured a brilliant set of performers including Colin Mochrie, Sean Cullen, Mark Little, Second City Alumni and many of the best improvisers in Canada.
As her study progresses in broadly chronological order in chapter 6 into the nineteenth century, encompassing a wide range of actors (real improvisers, fictional improvisers, writers about improvisers--each assessed with admirably economical acuity), so Esterhammer's purview extends well beyond the improvisers themselves to related, even tangential, activities that both pre- and post-date their heyday, while her theoretical horizons both widen and become more explicit.
Commonly, improvisers travel through material visiting too many areas without developing any.
Enter a world of feverish dreaming, as these two improvisers explore the nature of the consciousness of a man made by man and the responsibility of the creator towards the created.
YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND Between My Head And The Sky (Chimera) w WITH the help of son Sean and a selection of eclectic musicians such as Yuko Araki and NYC improvisers Erik Friedlander and Daniel Carter, 76 year-old Yoko has a new Plastic Ono Band.
During this show, the improvisers may have the experience of thinking exactly what the other actors are thinking then instantaneously doing what the other group members also want to do.
The fete held over at Merry Karnowski's spot in LA was well attended by both mavens of taste and a few felonious improvisers.
The site allows users to send personalized messages to friends and family with the help of comedy improvisers.
Usually beginning improvisers learn their craft casually by picking out tunes by ear, "noodling" around on their instruments and exchanging ideas with peers prior to more serious study.
Different groups learned drama games and then worked as improvisers looking at issues of right and wrong.