Theatrical improvisation workshops for jazz students

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Theatrical improvisation workshops for jazz students

Post by jazzman1945 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:00 pm

Dave, hi! I am wondering: who uses theatrical improvisation techniques for beginners jazz improvisers? A few of my experiences have shown that this is a very powerful tool for those who doesn't know at all how to improvise .

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Post by Dave » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:46 pm

was are you referring to, I'm not sure what you mean by theatrical improv techniques..

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Post by jazzman1945 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:49 am

May be "acting improvisation"?

http://marshallsoules.ca/character.htm

https://books.google.co.il/books?id=MLI ... es&f=false

During workshop, I used the first exercise of actor's improvisation:
selected the two partners ; one of them must throw "energy" to another ; however, without saying a word. First, it is done as in the theater, then with the instruments in hands, but without sound; in the end they are playing any notes that miraculously acquire the meaning!

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Post by Dave » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:12 am

Interesting!

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Post by jazzman1945 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:20 am

Another exercise in this series: dialogue, not by words but mooing with a closed mouth. Then transferred on instruments .

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Post by Dave » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:30 pm

wow far out man..

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Post by jazzman1945 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:15 pm

Dave wrote:wow far out man..
Improvisation police yet hasn't detained ...

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Re: Theatrical improvisation workshops for jazz students

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:06 pm

they are on their way to your studio

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Re: Theatrical improvisation workshops for jazz students

Post by jazzman1945 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:34 am

Ability to improvise is the spontaneous communication creative acts carried out in a short period of time to create new on the basis of experience and imagination.
There are 2 kinds of theatrical improvisation: structured and spontaneous, in both cases, the actor creates .his own stage persona and his artistic text on a given topic, or to freely created without any preparation.
Ability to improvise include a number of components:

Сommunication - the ability to extract information and reliably transmit it in communication process;
Behavioral - process associated with emotional stability and self-control;
Adaptation process - the ability to adjust to the logic of another person; focus on the partner, creating empathy; that in the end provides the appearance of a single common holistic creative product.

Very worthwhile skills for a jazz musician. As you can understand from this, theoretical knowledge, scale, chord, lick refer to communicative part, but that's not all!

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Re: Theatrical improvisation workshops for jazz students

Post by jazzman1945 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:47 pm

Just yesterday in my in my blues workshop I forced the guitarist previously to moo phrases with verbal subtext . It was very funny; but when he brought it to the guitar - suddenly appeared meaningful phrasing, not mindless wandering on pitches f blues scale.

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