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  • v. Present participle of improvise.


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  • THE Hawaiian people have been from time immemorial lovers of poetry and music, and have been apt in improvising historic poems, songs of love, and chants of worship, so that praises of the living or wails over the dead were with them but the natural statement of their feelings.

    Hawaii's Story, by Hawaii's Queen

  • Now, here's the thing that sucks about this, NOW: when I am improvising, which is pretty much what I was doing tonight, just making it up as I went along I can't remember anything that I said, or did.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: August 2001 Archives

  • Arne Moll, 7 February 2009, 11.11: Frits, I thought you meant remembering and playing (fixed) music rather than composing or improvising, which is of course something completely ...


  • I thought, while am at it, I could also share one of the outcomes of what I use to kill my evenings at home currently, namely improvising on top of self played acoustic guitar loops which are getting mangled in GleechLab.

  • There was surely "improvising" at the black sites from beyond what the OLC memos authorize.

    In Defense Of The CIA | ATTACKERMAN

  • It's like doing a couple of versions of something or just kind of improvising little changes to the melody and just singing, you know, in a way that feels good.

    Hot Chip Finds Magic in the 'Dark'

  • And, Dave, did you already have a lot of it put together, and did you guys just start kind of improvising, like this sounds really good?

    Dirty Projectors Let Black Flag Fly

  • The more discordant aspects of Deerhoof's style have long held traction with a certain kind of improvising musician, like the three who banded together to make "Electric Fruit," an arrestingly unsettled new album on Thirsty Ear.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In addition, the flute material consists of a collection of shorter units which can be played in any sequence, as the player decides, and sometimes repeated, so that's another element in 'improvising' the relation of the two pieces.


  • It didn’t feel too crazy at that point, but then he’s standing over the mirror and kind of improvising it, and then obviously it becomes progressively crazier when you see him do that.

    Buzzine » Richard Gere Interview


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