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Movement Improvisation by Georgette Schneer

Title Movement Improvisation
Author Georgette Schneer
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Release 1994
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 199
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Movement Improvisation: In the Words of a Teacher and Her Students shows you how to teach expressive movement by helping students recognize and release the creativity inside them. In this book, you'll learn the many benefits of movement improvisation, the principles involved in teaching it, and the techniques used to stimulate it. And you'll discover how to conduct a creative movement class, including tips on building trust and establishing group unity. The book features 163 classroom-tested themes, which are excellent for eliciting genuine impromptu responses. These themes are categorized by experience level, number of participants, and purpose. All of the themes are presented in an easy-to-use table that helps you quickly find an appropriate theme. You'll also find 136 illuminating quotations from student interviews over the years. These quotes illustrate how the concepts in the book work in practice and give you an idea of how students react to improvisation experiences.

Title The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom
Author Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2008-05-09
Category Education
Total Pages 185
ISBN 0787996505
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more.

Title Absolutely Everything You Need to Know about Teaching and Performing Improv
Author Trace Crawford
Publisher
Release 2015-08-28
Category
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780692518144
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Absolutely Everything** You Need to Know about Teaching and Performing Improv is your personal guide to learning how to perform short-form improvisation consistently and successfully. Every challenge, every activity, and every rule presented in the book is rooted in 20 years of teaching performers from all skill levels. Material has been hand-picked to include only the activities that have consistently proven successful at overcoming the common pitfalls that can plague the improviser-in-training. Utilizing methods that are simple, easy to understand, and very, very fun, you will learn how to develop a program that allows one to maintain high expectations and create a professional looking product while still maintaining the informal revelry of game playing and humor. Simply put, by using this book, one should be able to success- fully mount any kind of short-form improv - be it corporate or student, single-team or festival, pre-professional or veteran - to the sound of riotous laughter and thunderous applause.

Teaching Improv by Mel Paradis

Title Teaching Improv
Author Mel Paradis
Publisher
Release 2019-04
Category
Total Pages 146
ISBN 9780578517179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Do you want to teach improv, but don't know where to start? Are you looking for ways to structure improv games into effective lesson plans? Introducing Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook, a new resource packed with 16 step-by-step lesson plans that will take the stress out of planning your improv classes. We've done the hard work for you, by organizing today's best improv games into fun, skill-based lessons that your students will absolutely love. More importantly, you'll see them grow into confident and creative performers. This resource was created by the same award-winning publisher of Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook, a #1 best-seller on Amazon which has sold over 35,000 copies and has been translated into 5 languages. Go beyond improv games. With this book you'll get: 16 detailed, full-proof lesson plans that cover the "9 rules of improv" Notes on how to introduce improv concepts in clear, concise language Over 114 improv games and activities Reflection and journaling exercises after each lesson Homework handouts and YouTube video links to deepen understanding Sample "performance line-ups" for every age/experience level A troubleshooting guide to address common issues Bonus Digital Material with 23 Videos to demonstrate how games are played Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: Teamwork and Trust. Students will demonstrate an understanding of improv and develop trust with their classmates. Make Associations. Students will practice making associations and discover tools to help them think quickly and creatively. Yes, and. Students will demonstrate the ability to accept a statement or action that they are given and add something to it. Listen. Students will listen to each other by observing how their classmates move and absorbing what their classmates say. Relate. Students will learn to internalize and connect with whatever has been communicated. Be honest. Students will demonstrate honesty in their creation of environments, objects and characters. Be in the present. Students will make strong initiations that are rooted in the present. Tell a story. Students will learn how to incorporate the Important Elements of Storytelling into their scenes. Develop Relationships. Students will explore how status affects relationships, and how it can be used to enhance a scene for comedic or dramatic effect. Scenework. Students will create entertaining scenes with characters who have a strong relationship, locations, a strong initiation, and a conflict.

Title Alfred s Teach Yourself to Improvise at the Keyboard
Author Bert Konowitz
Publisher Alfred Music
Release
Category Music
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9781457410635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn to improvise at the keyboard and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Students of all ages can continue their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. By following the step-by-step set of instructions, you will learn all about improvising in blues, rock and jazz styles. With its chord symbols, mini-music lessons and both original and traditional songs, this book will have you improvising right from the beginning! Improvisation is a skill that can be learned and one that every budding pianist should know. It allows the performer to musically express feelings and ideas and is an exciting skill for performing all styles of music. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

The Lost Art of Improvisation by Kevin Daniel Woosley

Title The Lost Art of Improvisation
Author Kevin Daniel Woosley
Publisher
Release 2013
Category Improvisation (Music)
Total Pages 80
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Musical improvisation is an art that was practiced by the majority of keyboard masters and pedagogues of the past. Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, and many others improvised during public performance and encouraged improvisation among their students. In today's music world, however, classical pianists are rarely comfortable improvising; as a result, they avoid teaching improvisatory skills at all levels, including in higher education facilities. Logically, if the teacher is not comfortable with improvisation, no attempt should be made to teach the art. Improvisation, however, is still a useful skill in the twenty-first century and should become a regular part of a classical pianist's training. This study primarily provides methods through which classical pianists can learn the fundamentals of improvisation and acquire the ability to teach improvisation to their students. These methods are useful to both student and teacher. Classical pianists must learn the foundations of improvisation in order to prevent the loss of an art that was once valuable to the historical masters of the keyboard and can be equally so to pianists today."--Page ii.

Title Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music
Author Guro Gravem Johansen
Publisher Routledge
Release 2019-06-26
Category Education
Total Pages 284
ISBN 1351199935
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music is a critical, research-based anthology exploring improvisation in music pedagogy. The book broadens the understanding of the potentials and possibilities for improvisation in a variety of music education contexts and stimulates the development of knowledge and reflection on improvisation. The book critically examines the challenges, cultural values, aims and methods involved in improvisation pedagogy. Written by international contributors representing a variety of musical genres and research methodologies, it takes a transdisciplinary approach and outlines a way ahead for improvisation pedagogy and research, by providing a space for the exchange of knowledge and critique. This book will be of great interest to scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of arts education, music education, improvisation, music psychology, musicology, ethnomusicology, artistic research and community music. It will also appeal to music educators on all levels in the field of music education and music psychology.

Jazz Improv by Jimmy Amadie

Title Jazz Improv
Author Jimmy Amadie
Publisher Thornton Publishing
Release 1990
Category Music
Total Pages 158
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Teaching Musical Improvisation with Technology
Author Michael Fein
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2017-03-03
Category
Total Pages 208
ISBN 019062826X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Incorporating technology in music classrooms can take the mystery out of improvisation. What music technology does is establish a strong foundation for chord, scale, phrase, ear training, and listening exercises, creating a solid backdrop for student expression. As author and educator Mike Fein shows, technology is a valuable tool that can be used effectively to supplement student practice time while also developing the skills necessary to become a proficient improviser. Complete with notated exercises, accompaniment tracks, and listening resources, this book gives teachers methods to set their students free to make mistakes and to develop their own ear for improvisation at their own pace. Broken down into significant areas of music technology, each chapter focuses on developing a new skill and guides readers to tangible outcomes with the assistance of hands-on activities that can be immediately implemented into the classroom. In addition to these hands-on activities, each chapter provides the reader with an "iPad Connection" to various iOS applications, which allows teachers and students another, albeit significantly less expensive, medium through which to learn, share, and create art. This book will appeal to music educators of students in grades K-12. It will serve collegiate music education courses secondarily, and will also appeal to those music educators who work with improvisation and technology.