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Definition of Improvisation


  1. The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry, and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the organ.
  2. That which is improvised; an impromptu.

Improvisation Quotations

Through improvisation, jazz teaches you about yourself. And through swing, it teaches you that other people are individuals too. It teaches you how to coordinate with them.
Wynton Marsalis

The thing about improvisation is that it's not about what you say. It's listening to what other people say. It's about what you hear.
Paul Merton

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.
Carson McCullers

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups, I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation, while staying within the structure of the script.
Martin Scorsese

My whole life has been one big improvisation.
Clint Eastwood
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Improvisation Translations

improvisation in German is Improvisation
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