Sep 272009
 

Snoopy 01Our lives begin as improvisations and are slowly composed.

Play is improvisation, so is dancing, also conversation and many sports. Action and reaction and tension and release are things that jazz musicians must master for their improvised solos to be coherent statements.

We can learn alot about how to organize our lives and be more productive by using some standard musical concepts.

Action and reaction

It’s true that there are very few things in life that we can control. One of the most important is our reactions to people and situations.

 

 Nobody is inspired all the time.

 

An improviser is required to make constant decisions and to react to those decisions with a refined yet open mind and technique.

An improvised creation can make use of structural concepts often used in composed music. 

Introduction

exposition

development

conclusion

 

 

Listening…Listen