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Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Prof. David Elliott
Dr. Jason Dovel
New free improvisers may come across six major problems as they learn to improvise: imbalance between technique and music, incorrect perception of limitation, imbalance between rationality and emotion, lack of enthusiasm, inability to view criticism as a source of creativity, and misunderstanding of mistakes and risks. In this thesis, I propose a set of effective pedagogical tools as possible solutions for students and groups interested in exploring the beauty of free improvisation.
Li, Rui, "OVERCOMING INITIAL HURDLES: STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING A UNIVERSITY FREE IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE" (2015). Theses and Dissertations--Music. 52.