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INTERVIEW: Doug Friesen

Doug Friesen, David Lane

Published: 2010-08-25

VIDEO: David Lane talks with Toronto high school teacher Doug Friesen about the use of improvisation exercises in the music classroom and improvisational pedagogy more generally.

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  • Friesen_Interview_full.mp4

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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