[Free kindle] A Listener's Guide to Free Improvisation Author John Corbett – Andy-palmer.co.uk

A Listener's Guide to Free Improvisation Improvisation Rattles Some Listeners Maybe They Re Even Suspicious Of It John Coltrane S Saxophonic Flights Of Fancy, Jimi Hendrix S Feedback Drenched Guitar Solos, Ravi Shankar S Sitar Extrapolations All These Sounds Seem Like So Much Noodling Or Jamming, Indulgent Self Expression Just Improvising, As Is Sometimes Said For These Music Fans, It Seems Natural That Music Is Meant To Be Composed In The First Book Of Its Kind, John Corbett S A Listener S Guide To Free Improvisation Provides A How To Manual For The Most Extreme Example Of Spontaneous Improvising Music With No Pre Planned Material At All Drawing On Over Three Decades Of Writing About, Presenting, Playing, Teaching, And Studying Freely Improvised Music, Corbett Offers An Enriching Set Of Tools That Show Any Curious Listener How To Really Listen, And He Encourages Them To Enjoy The Human Impulse Found All Around The World To Make Up Music On The Spot Corbett Equips His Reader For A Journey Into A Difficult Musical Landscape, Where There Is No Steady Beat, No Pre Ordained Format, No Overarching Melodic Or Harmonic Framework, And Where Tones Can Ring With The Sharpest Of Burrs In Fundamentals, He Explores Key Areas Of Interest, Such As How The Musicians Interact, The Malleability Of Time, Overcoming Impatience, And Watching Out For Changes And Transitions He Grounds These Observations In Concrete Listening Exercises, A Veritable Training Regime For Musical Attentiveness Then He Takes Readers Deeper In Advanced Techniques, Plumbing The Philosophical Conundrums At The Heart Of Free Improvisation, Including Topics Such As The Influence Of The Audience And The Counterintuitive Challenge Of Listening While Asleep Scattered Throughout Are Helpful And Accessible Lists Of Essential Resources Recordings, Books, Videos And A Registry Of Major Practicing Free Improvisors From No L Akchot To John Zorn, Particularly Essential Because This Music Is Best Experienced Live The Result Is A Concise, Humorous, And Inspiring Guide, A Unique Book That Will Help Transform One Of The World S Most Notoriously Unapproachable Artforms Into A Rewarding And Enjoyable Experience

6 thoughts on “A Listener's Guide to Free Improvisation

  1. Dave Dave says:

    Short, accessible, friendly, it s an invaluable companion on the free improvisation journey If you re new to the genre , it ll get your started If you re stuck or frustrated, it ll reignite your sense of wonder and enthusiasm And if you ve been listening for decades, it may still have something to teach you It s fun and, above all, practical Full review at the aJazzNoise.com website.

  2. Markus Markus says:

    This is an interesting little introduction to free improvisation The writer is a fan and knows his job.

  3. Hurricane Kiwi Hurricane Kiwi says:

    Very informative Great way to start getting a handle on improvised music.

  4. Gregg Moore Gregg Moore says:

    A wonderful introduction to a fascinating music John writes with clarity and knowledge about the freshest music possible.

  5. 21st-century.se Customer 21st-century.se Customer says:

    Excelent introduction for those who are curious about this contemporary kind of music making

  6. jp jp says:

    Really well written, short and to the point, I enjoyed this book One star off for a glaring omission though I know it must have been hard to include a list of the best players at the end of the book, and inevitably a few feathers must be ruffled But c mon John, to not list Harrison Bankhead as one of the top bassists in this field is just not right.

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