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What is improvisation?

Learn the basics of musical improvisation

Released on October 16, 2013

  
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Christopher s * VSM MEMBER * on October 22, 2013 @11:10 am PST
Tks. Look forward to more play less talk. I was so disenchanted with modern "music" I started to write my own stuff but tough for anyone else to read due to My lack of formal training. I was also bottom in math so counting in music makes it difficult to know where exactly to place the bars.
DAVE WILKINSON on October 17, 2013 @6:41 am PST
DON'T KNOW IF IT'S MY BROWSER BUT NONE OF THESE VIDEOS WORK. THIS IS THE ONE I JUST TRIED AND IT'S ONLY ONE DAY OLD!
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/robert/improvisation/
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Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator, on October 17, 2013 @8:30 am PST
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DAVE WILKINSON on October 17, 2013 @9:12 am PST
I wrote out a whole reply then changed web pages and lost it!
The problem seems to have fixed itself and the videos are accessible once again so I guess we'll never know what caused it. Thanks for your quick response anyway.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator, on October 17, 2013 @9:29 am PST
Good to know your video problems has been fixed, but I am sorry to read that your written reply was lost! Please, let me know if you experience any other issues on the site.

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DonCaron on October 17, 2013 @4:20 am PST
Thank you I love music and your presentations and so interesting. I am a singer and at 85 still create a mood singing The Great American Song Book. I struggle with the Piano and you are so much help, I can't give up. Thanks again .
Melanee * VSM MEMBER * on October 16, 2013 @8:51 am PST
Thank you so much for explaining this. I am looking forward learning more on this subject!
Phyllis Patukas * VSM MEMBER * on October 16, 2013 @4:16 am PST
I have been enjoying your informative videos very much.
Our little amateur recorder quartet (SATB) wants to add some small or light percussion. However, none of us knows anything about percussion. We have done some research on the internet, but can't really find much that would be applicable to our group. Do you have any ideas about how we can learn more?
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Robert Estrin - host, on October 16, 2013 @1:40 pm PST
You may gain some feel for percussion playing in a drum circle. You may then try adding hand percussion like congas, bongos or simpler percussion instruments like wood block or claves to your arrangements. My suggestion is to start small. There may be some of your songs that lend themselves to simple repeated rhythmic reinforcement. Remember to allow yourselves to experiment freely in your practice so you get comfortable and discover what is possible.
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