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Re: improvisation and performance

agreed. wasn't it Miles who said that if we aren't making mistakes, we 
aren't playing jazz? suggesting that we have to push ourselves ,etc. I 
it is especially the case in improv music. take risks. become vulnerable. 
get outside the lines. I too love dissonance...probably too much. :)


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Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 5:00 PM
Subject: re: improvisation and performance

> Well I'll never actually call myself a jazz player. As an improvisor 
> I play a note that I consider
> wrong I do play it again and try and change my perception as to making 
> a right note. I love
> dissonance and those notes work well for me. At this point I just think 
> them as unexpected notes -
> was going for something else but everything underneath shifted.
> You are probably right about the jazzers though - they have a much 
> framework to be in. I do
> think fear of playing wrong notes makes for a major block to playing and 
> that the play it again idea
> gives a way of sidestepping this and being a better performer. And yes, 
> eventually they just become
> alternate notes....
> Stefan
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