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A Listener's Guide to Free Improvisation

John Corbett
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226301778, 022630177X, 9780226353807, 022635380X, 9780226347462
Contents
  • Preparing to go into the field
  • Range and diversity
  • Fundamentals
  • Rhythm: the hurdle
  • Duration: another hurdle
  • Basic identification: who is doing what?
  • Entrances and exits: mapping the flow of events
  • Interaction dynamics: the core
  • Dynamics dynamics: passive-aggressive improvising
  • Transitions: observing how the music changes
  • Structure: the butcher shop
  • Personal vocabulary: each unto themselves
  • Advanced techniques
  • On watching while listening
  • Live or memorex?
  • Kindling: 20 starter records for your improvised music collection
  • Once vs. ongoing
  • The level of mystery
  • The ambiguous and the unresolved: is Tony dead?
  • The rule of threes
  • Dancing between the hypothetical poles
  • Poly-free
  • Kindling II: 20 classic poly-free records
  • Distraction and sleep
  • Thinking and chewing gum (at the same time)
  • You and the night and the music: audience participation
  • Additional reading: seven great books (plus one DVD)
  • A little rouge, a touch of blush
  • On the moral superiority of improvised music
  • Life list: a selected checklist of major living free improvisors.
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xvii, 172 pages ; 17 cm
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