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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 implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace