Listener’s Guide To Free Improvisation


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Improvisation rattles some listeners. Maybe they’re even suspicious of it. John Coltrane’s saxophonic flights of fancy, Jimi Hendrix’s feedback-drenched guitar solos, Ravi Shankar’s sitar extrapolations – all these sounds seem like so much noodling or jamming, indulgent self-expression, ‘just’ improvising, as is sometimes said. Here, John Corbett provides a listener’s how-to manual for the most extreme example of spontaneous improvising: music with no pre-planned material at all. Drawing on over three decades of writing about, presenting, playing, teaching and studying freely improvised music, he offers an enriching set of tools that show any curious listener how to really listen, and encourages them to enjoy the human impulse – found all around the world – to make up music on the spot.

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Improvisation rattles some listeners. Maybe they’re even suspicious of it. John Coltrane’s saxophonic flights of fancy, Jimi Hendrix’s feedback-drenched guitar solos, Ravi Shankar’s sitar extrapolations – all these sounds seem like so much noodling or jamming, indulgent self-expression, ‘just’ improvising, as is sometimes said. Here, John Corbett provides a listener’s how-to manual for the most extreme example of spontaneous improvising: music with no pre-planned material at all. Drawing on over three decades of writing about, presenting, playing, teaching and studying freely improvised music, he offers an enriching set of tools that show any curious listener how to really listen, and encourages them to enjoy the human impulse – found all around the world – to make up music on the spot.

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Author John Corbett Published by The University of Chicago Press ISBN 9780226353807 EAN 9780226353807 Bic Code A Cover Paperback

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