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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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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)