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The Ultimate Improv Book

Author : Edward J. Nevraumont
ISBN : PSU:000048589376
Genre : Performing Arts
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Provides a curriculum consisting of twenty-four lessons, explaining what improvisation is, techniques, and how to start an improvisation team.
Category: Performing Arts

The Improv Handbook

Author : Tom Salinsky
ISBN : 9781472536624
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 54.40 MB
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The most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improve available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes. From The Improv Handbook: The problem for improvisers is anxiety. faced with a lot of nameless eyes staring at us, and feeling more than anything else like prey, we are likely to want to display very consistent behavior, so that anyone who looks at us, looks away and then looks back sees the same thing. Thus we become boring, we fade into the background, and we cease to be of interest. The Improv Handbook provides everything someone interested in improvisational comedy needs to know, as written by a husband and wife comedy duo with years of experience and teaching in the field. in addition to providing a comprehensive history of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it also looks at modern theories and practices of improvisation on a global scale, including how the form of comedy has evolved differently in different parts of the world, from Europe to the UK to the Chicago scene. The Improv Handbook also contains an essential performance segment that details different formats of improvisation. Chapter topics include Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close as well as other popular forms of improv, like those on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The core section of the book is called simply, "How to Improvise" and delves into issues of spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante, and character development. The book concludes with sections on how to improvise in front of an audience and- just as crucially- how to attract an audience in the first place.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ultimate Guitar Scale Bible

Author : Mark Dziuba
ISBN : 9781470625757
Genre : Music
File Size : 62.82 MB
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This exhaustive study of scales is a must-own for any improvising guitarist. Published in collaboration with one of America's leading guitar schools, it provides the practical information you need to use each scale in a solo. With each scale, you get an explanation of the scale and its uses, a fingering on one string, six-string fingerings in all keys in a cycle of fourths, three-note per string fingerings, and a chord vamp to practice the scale over. Give your playing a unique edge with exotic scales from all over the world. This easy-to-use book even includes a section on how to practice scales. The Ultimate Guitar Scale Bible should be part of every guitarist's library.
Category: Music

The Improv Comedy Musician

Author : Laura Hall
ISBN : 0692753400
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Learn musical improv from Laura Hall of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Are you a musician who performs with an improv comedy group? If so, this book is for you! You'll also greatly benefit if you are a music director, improv team leader, improv teacher or coach, improv actor or singer, or just a hardcore Whose Line fan. From the Foreword by Colin Mochrie: "On Whose Line, Laura supplies note-perfect music styles for Wayne Brady, Brad Sherwood, Chip Esten, Jeff Davis, et al, to shine on. But Laura's true genius is that she can make caterwaulers like me sound good and, more important, makes caterwaulers like me feel safe enough to try. "Laura Hall is a damn fine musician, period. There is no musical style she isn't well versed in. With Laura you get experience, knowledge, and a teacher you can trust. What more could you ask for? So get reading, start playing, and have more fun than you're ready for." "I'm a Laura Hall-ic!" -Chip Esten, Nashville, Whose Line Is It Anyway? "I know and highly respect both Laura and Bob. I can't think of a better pair to teach you the fundamentals of musical improv." -Bill Chott, actor and founder of the Improv Trick Laura Hall is an accomplished musician best known as the pianist on Whose Line Is It Anyway? She also stays busy recording film scores, writing musicals, leading improv workshops with her husband Rick, and performing with her Americana music trio, The Sweet Potatoes. Bob Baker is a prolific author, musician, artist and actor, as well as an improv teacher and performer. Through his books and workshops Bob teaches creative people of all kinds how to get exposure, connect with fans, and increase their incomes.
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The Comedy Improv Handbook

Author : Matt Fotis
ISBN : 9781317390183
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 69.61 MB
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The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.
Category: Performing Arts

Long Form Improvisation And American Comedy

Author : M. Fotis
ISBN : 9781137376589
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 47.50 MB
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Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.
Category: Performing Arts

Teen Programs With Punch

Author : Valerie A. Ott
ISBN : 1591582938
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 76.27 MB
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Presents library programs for all seasons that are made to appeal to teenagers and includes complete instructions, cost information, promotional ideas, and fiction and nonfiction titles to supplement the programs.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Improvise To Success

Author : Avish Parashar
ISBN : 0983371008
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 20.6 MB
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Face it: the world is amazingly unpredictable. No matter how prepared you are, or how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will happen, and people will do unexpected things. The key to achieving success while maintaining your sanity is to learn how to improvise and flow with whatever life sends your way! Whether you are an improv performer, a fan of improv comedy, or have never even seen improv before, you will immensely benefit from learning how to "flow in the moment" with anything that happens to you. Everyone, including you, is improvising every second of every day. Life is not scripted. No matter how much you want things to turn out exactly as planned, life usually has other plans. Life, after all, is the ultimate improvisation. People who master the ability to improvise can: * Direct their activities so they are always moving forward towards what they want (no matter what happens) * Stay calm and relaxed no matter how intense things get * Make the most of any situation * Flow with what happens - to discover and take advantage of new opportunities * Be more productive & get more done in less time After reading this book, you will learn: * Why enthusiasm and passion are vital - and how you can achieve it * Why failure, embarrassment, rejection, and being wrong are good things * How to commit and persist no matter what happens * 4 techniques to overcome fear and take action anyway * Why failure is the fast path to success * How to decide whether to push through failure or quit * What you can learn about failure and success from a 16th Century Samurai * How "the improv mindset" can open you up to a world of new opportunities * Why everyone is creative, even you! * How to improve your self-confidence * Techniques to tap into and develop your creative power, everyday * Why you must embrace uncertainty - even though most people fear it * How to use these skills to increase your productivity * Techniques to increase your energy to increase your productivity and creativity * Ways to get you out of your comfort zone and onto new levels of success * How to say "yes," even when you want to say no. * How to diffuse tough situations simply, without arguing * The key to lowering your stress level and making progress in any situation
Category: Self-Help

Ultimate Play Along Drum Trax

Author : Billy Cobham
ISBN : 075799556X
Genre : Music
File Size : 52.84 MB
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Each book in the Ultimate Play-Along series features the finest professionally recorded tracks, complete transcriptions, detailed explanations, and performance notes. Each song has demonstration tracks that can be used for learning and practice and then turned off to allow playing parts along with the CD. Solos are fully demonstrated and explained. This play-along package features six classic selections from Spectrum, an album portraying Billy Cobham's timeless blend of deep funk and hard-rock grooves that pack as much improvisation as they do power. Guided by performance notes throughout, the musician/student can play along, in essence filling in for any key member of the London Jazz Orchestra, with whom this project was recorded. Titles are: Torpedo Flow * Stratus * Red Baron * On the Move * Conundrum * Eleuthera Parts 1, 2, and 3.
Category: Music

The Ultimate Hand Technique Workshop

Author : Henrique De Almeida
ISBN : 1717071465
Genre : Drum set
File Size : 48.82 MB
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The Ultimate Hand Technique Workshop In this book, "The Drum Set Coach" and Berklee Professor, Henrique De Almeida combines the most important hand techniques every drummer should know. The goal of the book & online course (www.TheDrumSetCoach.Com) is to introduce all drummers with the necessary skills to play "glitch-free" with musical flow and smoothness. This book presents a tremendous amount of vocabulary that has real musical applications for the drum set performance. The exercises and concepts presented in the book will enhance all areas of drumming-time keeping, fills and solo ideas. The highlight of the book (and what makes this book different than any other hand technique books out there) is the musical concepts created with Henrique's "hybrid" sticking system. This new way of practicing mirrors the way we play in real life. This book mixes all the important hand techniques together like never before! Single strokes, accents & rebounds, push & pull, double strokes, paradiddle, basic Moeller strokes, flams, finger control, diddle combinations, odd-groupings-stickings, musical applications with phrasing & flow & music forms, development of solo & Improvisation skills. Stop hauling 40 books around and start saving time and money by practicing all you need for hand technique in one book! This book is not a departure from the teachings of traditional hand technique, it is, however a culmination of the teachings of the top hand technique masters, now in one single book! The materials presented in the book have been well tested over several years and have proven to facilitate great results. The final goal is for the student to be able to be free to express music ideas as close to what he or she imagines as possible. This book present the tools to training your hands and mind so the hands will obey the thoughts behind the ideas quickly resulting in an immediate sound picture of the desired phrase. Playing what we imagine with immediacy, without glitches is the goal of the entire book. "Henrique has the best hand technique of any drummer I've known. And I've known some good ones!" - John Ramsay, Chairman/ Percussion Department, The Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.
Category: Drum set

Grateful Dead And The Art Of Rock Improvisation

Author : David Malvinni
ISBN : 9780810882553
Genre : Music
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More than fifteen years since the death of lead guitarist and singer Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead stand as a symbol of the unresolved cultural clashes of the 1960s. The band s thirty-year odyssey is a testament to the American imagination, with thousands of live concert recordings by fans and the band itself, preserved alongside an impressive array of images, artwork, and paraphernalia. Most recently, the Grateful Dead have released from their vault their entire 1972 European tour, one of the largest boxed sets of live music seventy-three compact discs ever released. This publicly available archive of recorded music lays the groundwork for David Malvinni s exploration of the band s musical signature as the ultimate jam band in Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation. Malvinni considers a select group of songs from the Dead s early repertoire, from its unique covers of Viola Lee Blues, Midnight Hour, and Love Light to original masterpieces like Dark Star. Marrying basic music analysis to philosophical frames offered by improvisatory musings of Heidegger, Derrida, and Deleuze, Malvinni presents the core aesthetic underlying the Dead s musical styling. In tracing the evolution of the band s unique jam style, Malvinni outlines the Dead s gift as gatherers and inventors of old and new soundscapes in their multifaceted improvisations. Like no other band, the Dead brought together a variety of styles from roots and folk to country and modal jazz to postmodern European art music. Devoted Deadheads reveled in the band s polyglot, risk-filled approach to playing live and the joint band-audience quest to reach a type of sonic cosmic ecstasy, commonly described as the X factor. Although fans and scholars alike recognize the Grateful Dead as icons of psychedelic music, the band s improvisatory approach still remains an enigma to the uninitiated. In Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation, Malvinni unravels this mystery, walking readers through the band s musical decision-making process. Written for rock music fans with little to no background in music theory, as well as scholars and students of popular music culture, the book reveals the method behind the seeming chaos of America s greatest jam band."
Category: Music

Ultimate Play Along Guitar Trax

Author : Billy Cobham
ISBN : 0757997805
Genre : Music
File Size : 45.58 MB
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Each book in the Ultimate Play-Along series features the finest professionally recorded tracks, complete transcriptions, detailed explanations, and performance notes. Each song has demonstration tracks that can be used for learning and practice and then turned off to allow playing parts along with the CD. Solos are fully demonstrated and explained. This play-along package features six classic selections from Spectrum, an album portraying Billy Cobham's timeless blend of deep funk and hard rock grooves that pack as much improvisation as they do power. Guided by performance notes throughout, the musician/student can play along, in essence filling in for any key member of the London Jazz Orchestra, with whom this project was recorded. Titles are: Torpedo Flow * Stratus * Red Baron * On the Move * Conundrum * Eleuthera Parts 1, 2, and 3.
Category: Music

Improvisation Made Easy

Author : Peter Head
ISBN : 1389194353
Genre :
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Peter Head reveals his secrets for learning how to improvise on the piano easily. He is as renowned for his sensational piano playing as he is known amongst the Who's Who of Australian music that he's worked with as 'Australia's ultimate gentleman of rock' and 'the hardest working man in showbusiness'.Remarkable songwriter, soulful singer and pianist extraordinaire, Head is equally at home playing jazz standards, country, funk, blues or his own compelling originals, alone or with a band. Peter Head was inducted in the SA Music Hall of Fame in 2016, along with his Mount Lofty Rangers, Headband and Robyn Archer.
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The Ultimate Rpg Gameplay Guide

Author : James D’Amato
ISBN : 9781507210932
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 83.13 MB
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Improve your RPG campaign with this comprehensive and interactive guide to making the most out of your gaming experience. Whatever RPG game you play, from D&D to Call of Cthulu to licensed games like Star Wars, every detail is important. From setting the scene to choosing the right music or even adjusting the lighting to create the right atmosphere, every choice helps maximize your gaming experience. The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide provides practical advice for everything from pre-game preparations and in-game improvisation to working out a plan of attack with your teammates to learning how to lean into the setting of your game. Including instructions, prompts, and activities, it offers everything you need for successful, fun role-playing with your friends every time you play. Create hours of narrative and make the most out of your storytelling skills by setting the perfect scene for your adventure. Whether you need advice on your character or working better with your gaming group, James D’Amato includes everything you’ll need to take your game to the next level.
Category: Games & Activities

Batsu The Ultimate Edition

Author : Giant Fox Studios
ISBN : 0578768925
Genre :
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BATSU! is a party card game full of hilarious improv challenges and humiliating or painful punishments! The game is based on the hit live Japanese punishment game show in NYC and Chicago. Put your "funny" friends to the test in improv challenges while risking a BATSU! ("punishment", in Japanese.)
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The Ultimate Guitar Chord Scale Bible

Author : Buck Brown
ISBN : 9781470622626
Genre : Music
File Size : 21.48 MB
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This exhaustive study of chords and scales is a must-own for any improvising guitarist. Published in collaboration with one of America's leading guitar schools, it provides the practical information you need to use each scale in a solo. With each scale, you get an explanation of the scale and its uses, a fingering on one string, six-string fingerings in all keys in a cycle of 4ths, three-note per string fingerings, and a chord vamp to practice the scale over. Give your playing a unique edge with exotic scales from all over the world. This easy-to-use book even includes a section on how to practice scales. The Ultimate Guitar Chord & Scale Bible should be part of every guitarists library.
Category: Music

Andrew York S Jazz Guitar For Classical Cats

Author : Alfred Publishing
ISBN : 0739011332
Genre : Music
File Size : 31.46 MB
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World-famous guitarist and composer Andrew York has created the Classical Cats series to be the classical guitarist's ultimate guide to jazz. For many musicians, the thought of improvising can be intimidating. In this exciting conclusion to the Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats trilogy, Andrew York shows you that improvisation is a skill that can be learned and practiced just like any other. It's simply a matter of knowing where you're going (targeting chord tones) and how you're going to get there (scales and modes). By practicing the ear training and visualization exercises in this book, you will learn how to turn the music you hear in your "mind's ear" into imaginative, great-sounding jazz solos. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
Category: Music

Jazz Pedagogy

Author : J. Richard Dunscomb
ISBN : 0757991254
Genre : Music
File Size : 85.88 MB
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DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles.
Category: Music

The Ultimate Riyaaz Book

Author : Keith Villanueva
ISBN : 1534946128
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This is a more advanced version of the first book.This is the second book on sargam patterns that can be used for the practice (riyaaz) of classical Indian music. This book uses 6, 7, & 8 note patterns in order to make phrases that go up and down a complete scale. This is essentially a classical Indian music practice manual. It uses sargam ( Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) for musical notation. In northern classical Indian music you can make numerous sequences of these notes. In northern classical Indian instrumental music musical patterns that are used for exercises are called "paltas", where as in the vocal category of Indian classical music these patterns are called "alankars". There are over 400+ patterns in this book. These patterns are used as exercises in order to develop one's pitch accuracy, tone, dexterity, agility, flexibility, and speed. These exercises also help train your ear. Training your ear helps you recognized patterns, notes, thaats, ragas, and scales. This book will bring your practice to the next level and make you an improvisation wizard. There is a brief introduction on what sargam notes are and the 10 thaats. The 10 thaats are the 10 major modes within northern Indian classical music. This is not a book on Ragas. This is a must for jazz musicians
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The Jazz Ballad

Author : Jerry Coker
ISBN : OCLC:993558984
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