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Definition of Improvisation
- Ontimpr1. What is improvisation?
- Ontimpr8. The complexity of improvisation
- Ontimpr9. How two substantial jazz improvisations could be identical
- Ontimpr6. How to improvise music
Improvisation versus Composition
- Ontimpr10. Improvisation and Composition
- Ontimpr2. Is the best improvisation inferior to the best composition?
Mistakes and Improvisation
The Epistemology of Improvisation
Scientific investigations of improvisation
Bibliography on Jazz Improvisation with some Abstracts
Internet Resources on Improvisation
- Bill Evans liner notes for "Kind of Blue" explaining the nature of improvisation in both solo and group performances.
- Improviser's Toolkit at Soundfly.
- "Music Improvisation using Creativity + Music Theory: The Art & Science of Making Your Own Music" by Dr. Craig Rusbult, Ph.D. in Education from UW-Madison. Dr. Rusbult writes on the physics and physiology of harmony and the mathematics of music. He explains the relationships between musical factors in improvisation and composition by combining science and art with musical theory and creativity. He proves that most music, both improvised and composed, is based on the mathematical harmonies, sequential and simultaneous, that are the reason for the necessity of scales and chords in music (theory).
- Wikipedia on musical improvisation
- "The Mathematics of Musical Harmony" by Dr. Craig Rusbult, Ph.D. in Education from UW-Madison.
- "Why Melody is the Secret to Playing Better Jazz Solos" by Eric, August 10, 2018 at JazzAdvice.com.
- "Exploring Your Creativity On The Drumset," featured lesson at Drumeo.com by Mark Guiliana who says to focus on four parameters: Dynamics: the volume at which you play, Rate: also referred to as subdivision (e.g., quarter, eighth, or sixteenth notes), Orchestrations: where on the instrument you play, and Phrasing: where in time you play. This is known by the acronym DROP.