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Bippity Bippity Bop


Published: 2010-08-26

One in a series of tool cards for teaching improvisation. Part of ICASP's Improvisation Toolkit. Source: McKnight, Catherine and Mary Scruggs. "The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom: Grades K-8: Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning." San Francisco and Chicago: Jossey-Bass and The Second City, 2008. 56.

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.