Books tagged: improvisation

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A Philosophical Approach to Jazz Piano
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 37,770. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Theory
Play the piano for a purpose, not to show how fast your fingers can move. This book is an away-from-the-piano tome for those interested in understanding jazz without all the long exercises and hours sitting at the piano. The reader will learn how to play for a purpose and acknowledge many internal thought processes. The next time you sit at your piano, you will never play as you did before.
Portait of an Artist as a Young Improviser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A look inside Armen Nalbandian's thought process as he created his classic album: Manchester Born and his performances throughout this time period. This book contains essays and entries written by Nalbandian from 2006-2007. Included are listening guideposts and footnotes looking back on the process. A must read for fans of Jazz and improvised music!
the Index Method for Guitar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
An easy guide to improvising on the guitar.
Mechanical Acting: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
A mechanical set of techniques to develop acting skills. Pace dialog to script, sing, dance and play, impersonate and play to the player.
Learn Jazz Piano Book 2
Series: Learn Jazz Piano, Book 2. Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: British English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
With over 100 illustrations, book 2 of Learn Jazz Piano journeys further into the heart of jazz and blues improvisation.
Unfinished
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Inspired by a riveting panel discussion with musicians & dance-makers on intersections between improvisation and composition at the 2013 Improvisation Summit of Portland, this book expands the conversation to 14 musicians and choreographers. Participants include: Linda Austin, John Butcher, Ben Goldberg, Buke and Gase, Tatsuya Nakatani and Nate Wooley.
How to Get More Ideas while Improvising Jazz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
“How to Get More Ideas while Improvising Jazz” focuses on enhancing the purely creative aspects of jazz improvisation. Each chapter is geared to the intermediate jazz player who may run out of ideas while improvising or who seeks to improvise more creatively. Fifty techniques are presented which directly exercise improvisational creativity and the capacity to receive inspiration.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
Friday Night Jam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Experiential advice to beginning drummers, or to longtime musicians who have not yet had the opportunity or courage to attempt improvisational collaboration with others. This chronicle conveys the challenge of merging diverse musical instruments, genres and personalities; of attempting to produce quality music in a venue that welcomes relative beginners, lifelong amateurs, and random drop-ins.
Modern Judiciary: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Courts and trial practice, Essay » Legal
An end to improvisation in court. No question or answer allowed before the jury, without prior review by the judge, prosecutor and defense. An end to courtroom shenanigans. If the power of God to the judge, then the omniscience of God to the judge to the extent possible.