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ERIC Number: EJ782027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Using Jazz to Teach Improvisation
Chappell, Jon
Teaching Music, v15 n3 p48 Dec 2007
Improvising has been around since the dawn of music. Most music in the world is improvised to some extent, and the idea of performing notes on the page "as written" is a fairly young development in music's history. One genre that does heavily stress improvisation from the start is jazz. Since jazz ethic is based on improvised performances, teachers may find it useful to employ its elements--including an inspired burst of creative expression--to teach the concepts of improvisation. In this article, the author discusses several tips on jazz improvisations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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