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Improvisation and Pedagogy: Background and Focus of Inquiry

George E. Lewis

Published: 2007-12-03

In this article George E. Lewis of Columbia University broadly overviews the history and evolution of improvised musical practices, and the ways in which those practices continually redefine the role of pedagogy.

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...the innovative working models of improvisation developed by creative practitioners have helped to promote a dynamic exchange of cultural forms, and to encourage new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.

– Ajay Heble