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III. PUBLIC ASSERTION (p. 42)
A. A complicating aspect of assertion in jazz improv is that jazz, as a performing art, is public, not private.
B. A weaker form of assertion might include private initiative and creation, but the stronger form requires initiative and creation to be public and social, and that is the form that jazz generally adopts.
C. Jazz embraces assertion and initiative in the form of a jam session which are also important.
- i. As an important method by which jazz musicians learn their trade.
- ii. And, in learning how to improvise.
D. It takes confidence, courage, initiative, and assertiveness to learn one's craft in the public arena of a jam session.