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  • Title: Improvisation: Its Nature And Practice In Music
  • Author: Derek Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780306805288
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback

  • Derek Bailey s Improvisation, originally published in 1980, and here updated and extended with new interviews and photographs, is the first book to deal with the nature of improvisation in all its forms Indian music, flamenco, baroque, organ music, rock, jazz, contemporary, and free music By drawing on conversations with some of today s seminal improvisers including JohDerek Bailey s Improvisation, originally published in 1980, and here updated and extended with new interviews and photographs, is the first book to deal with the nature of improvisation in all its forms Indian music, flamenco, baroque, organ music, rock, jazz, contemporary, and free music By drawing on conversations with some of today s seminal improvisers including John Zorn, Jerry Garcia, Steve Howe, Steve Lacy, Lionel Salter, Earle Brown, Paco Pe a, Max Roach, Evan Parker, and Ronnie Scott Bailey offers a clear eyed view of the breathtaking spectrum of possibilities inherent in improvisational practice, while underpinning its importance as the basis for all music making.
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    Commentaires:

    Todd Jenkins
    The essential text on improvisation in music, the late Derek Bailey's book takes a truly global look at the role of improvisation in different cultures and situations. From the complexities of Indian music to the British free-improv machine of which he was a vital cog, Bailey covers a wide range of concepts and shows how very different forms of music can be interrelated through spontaneous creation. As a guitarist Bailey developed his own ideas of "non-idiomatic improvisation", in which he consc [...]

    Caroline
    this book by derek bailey has been on my shelf for quite some time, but i finally got around to reading it. it's a wonderful book for people who want to expand their knowledge of musicians' (and his) views on improvisation in *many* genres. thus, much of the book is a set of questions and interviews posed by bailey to a group of improvisers, composers, and non-improvisers. he covers the guru model of improvisation in indian music, the authenticity of improvisation in flamenco, patterned practice [...]

    kaelan
    Although he started out as a jazz-based guitarist, Derek Bailey is best known as one of the major progenitors of "non-idiomatic improvisation" (otherwise known as "free improvisation" or simply "free improv"); and in Improvisation: Its Nature And Practice In Music, he employs a variety of artist interviews and passionate diatribes to describe this most ancient of human musical arts. The result is a groundbreaking account of improvisation through its various guises, from Hindustani classical musi [...]

    Phillip
    this book is totally indispensable for anyone interested in improvisation. i often copy sections and use it as required reading for my free improvisation classes. basically, what derek does is look back over the past 300 years of musical activity, and discusses how improvisation was a part of the activity - from (church) organ music to flamenco to jazz to non-idiomatic free improvisation and so much more. his prose is clear, erudite and simply put - not surprisingly if you think of his playing.h [...]

    Lucas
    A valuable and instructive collection of commentary, interviews, and summaries from Derek Bailey, who traces all music back to the practice of improvising. The most helpful sections are in the first half of the book, where Bailey interviews musicians within different idiomatic musical traditions, among them Indian, Flamenco, and Church music. Thinking about how improvisation works within these approaches, and how free improvisation differs from all of them, was immediately inspiring. It's as gre [...]

    Michael Karman
    Everyone talks about this as a book on improvisation, which of course it is.It's just that it's so much more. It is one of the best books I've read on music, period. I have been playing and reading about and listening to music all my life (60), and I felt I learned more about music generally from this book than I had from any other. It could really have been titled The Nature and Practice of Music.I think of it that way, too, because the parts about improvisation specifically are a bit out of da [...]

    Christa
    "The relationship between any music which is improvised and its audience is of a very special nature. Improvisation's responsiveness to its environment puts the performance in a position to be directly influenced by the audience." Quite an enlightening book. There isn't one bit of music that has remained unaffected by improvisation. So then, where does original thought in music occur? Is it possible to create something so completely original without being affected by improvisation of music, cult [...]

    Hanna
    Interesting book that everyone who's interested in music improvisation should read. In this book Bailey (may he rest in piece) tried to theorize the musicmaking method and the scene that was so close to his heart. His thoughts about free improvisation and the definitions of idiomatic and non-idiomatic improvisation musics (a division which he later in his life softened a little) is fascinating.

    Cobertizo
    Esta es la auténtica obra nuclear de la libre improvisación. La única que gracias a su relato coral(desde Earle Brown hasta John Zorn) logra señalar y nombrar aquello que por definición es inefable: la creatividad incendiaria en su primigenio estado. Y no otra cosa es la improvisación. Oigan, si no, el significado que le confiere Jaime Muir al respecto, al ser entrevistado por Bailey:"Bueno, lo diré de otro modo: prefiero, con mucha diferencia, las tiendas de trastos viejos a las de antig [...]

    Joe Richards
    A very well considered and wide-reaching book on improvisation; perhaps the most prestigious and with good reason. As a huge Bailey fan my interest was piqued in the latter chapters in which the iconoclastic guitarist analyses his own music and projects. The earlier chapters on the differences, similarities and impact of improvisation across different cultures and points in history are as engaging as the reader's own interest in the topics in question.

    Xavier Guillaume
    I love books that inspire, that leave you wanting to change yourself and the world around you. There are several parts in this book that I just want to pick up a guitar or flute and start playing! That is the beauty of improvisation. Anyone can do it. Give any non-musician an instrument, and when they strum on the strings or beat on the drum they are performing improv.There really is a magical quality to improvisation. Improvisation is about feeling the rhythm, being in the moment, and creating [...]

    Jean-denis Crouhy
    Derek Bailey apôtre de la guitare free-jazz questionne dans ce livre plusieurs musiciens/improvisateurs de divers horizons (jazz, free-jazz, Classique, musique classique, rock, flamenco…) sur leur approche de l’improvisation afin de remettre en question sa propre vision de l’improvisation.Le résultat, loin de chercher une approche unique de l’improvisation au sein de tous les styles de musiques, met en valeur toutes les formes d’improvisations et leurs origines depuis la nuit des tem [...]

    Dorsey Bass
    A great book exploring the musical practice of improvisation, structured in chapters that focus on several traditions from around the world (Indian classical, jazz, rock, flamenco). My main critique is that Bailey's distinction between "idiomatic" and "non-idiomatic" improvisation is essentially useless, except as a disavowal of his own placement in a specific historical "tradition" or musical community (what is often called European free improvisation). Gayatri Spivak's critique of Foucault &am [...]

    Brendan
    This reads like a transcript from a documentary. It's a brilliant idea in the wrong medium. Derek Bailey interviewing master musicians, talking about his own work, and hypothesizing about improvisation is a very good thing, but in book format it seems clumsy and lacking. I know there is some sort of BBC film loosely affiliated with this project. I'd be curious to see how it holds up.Despite my irritability with it's presentation, I found Bailey's book inspiring and informative. It's like eaves-d [...]

    Mysterioso
    I absolutely loved this book. Based around a series of interviews with practitioners across all the major musical idioms and with a good helping of personal anecdotes, Derek Bailey explores improvisation in a humble, wise and warm book. This book is a very satisfying read, and one that I find myself coming back to every few years.

    Peter
    I enjoyed it. I really liked the first half dealing with Indian, Flamenco, Organ, Baroque and Jazz Improvisation. The second half delved into free improvisation, which is obviously Derek Bailey's passion, which was interesting but given too much attention in my opinion. Overall a fascinating study on the often misunderstood art of improvisation.

    Enrique
    Muy bueno. Me encanta la definición al final: en 15 segundos, la diferencia entre composición e improvisación es que en composición tienes todo el tiempo que quieras para decidir qué hacer en 15 segundos, mientras que en improvisación tienes 15 segundos.

    John
    I was largely indifferent to this book. He seemed downright mad that classical music lost its improvisational mojo, but seemed to fixate on it. None of the interviews told me that much.Would love a recommendation of anything like this but more recent.

    Andrew
    A wonderful book that tells as much about Bailey as it does a history of improvisation. It complements Jay Heble's wonderful ~Landing on the Wrong Note~.

    Chadwick
    One of the absolute best books on music ever written.

    Cat
    I can't recommend this book highly enough. A must read for all musicians from all genres.

    Steve Malley
    Absolutely brilliant. Essential.

    Steev Hise
    pretty much the best book on improvisation i've ever read. unfortunately i seem to have misplaced my copy. i feel like i loaned it to someone but i can't remember who. was it you?

    Grig O'
    An eye-opening book, insightful and deliberate. It's also one of those books where the author is so invested in his subject it becomes infectious.

    Karlyn
    I am deeply grateful to this book.

    Bill
    Few understand improvisation; no one understands it better than Derek Bailey

    Ryan
    what an incredible detail of improvisation in all forms of music. From Baroque to Free Jazz Mr. Bailey knows what he is talking about.

    Scott
    I read this before I did any contemporary improv stuff or studied Indian music at all, so I would be excited to read it again, but at the time I thought it was a little dry. For now 3 stars.

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