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Musical Character Cards Tool

University of Guelph Music Students

Published: 2010-08-28

One in a series of tool cards for teaching improvisation. Part of ICASP's Improvisation Toolkit. Source: As seen in a workshop for educators by R. Murray Schafer

Available Files

  • Musical_Character_Cards_Tool.pdf

    104 KB | application/pdf


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.