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Master of Arts in Music (MA)
"This paper explores techniques in theatrical improvisation and discovers how they can be applied to jazz improvisation pedagogy. Improvised character and narrative are addressed from a theatrical standpoint and techniques are demonstrated to be easily relatable to jazz. The author proposes some techniques for use by educators of jazz improvisation and gives examples of how to teach simple concepts to ensembles using theatrical methods. It is the intent that these concepts will help develop soloists who perform jazz solos from a storytelling standpoint. The paper favors the use of impersonation rather than imitation of jazz artists, and also reincorporation rather than free-association of materials and ideas"--Document.
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Geyer, Nathan, "Improvisation: narrative and character techniques in jazz pedagogy" (2012). EWU Masters Thesis Collection. 50.