Matt Glaser on Music Education, Improvisation, and Mindfulness/ Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 3

– The diversity of creative string players in the newest generation, and how we arrived here
– How classical string/music teachers can adapt to a changing musical world

“Inevitably the classical world has had to come to grips (with) this tsunami of young players playing fiddle tunes”

– “Micro-improvisation” and using skeletal melodies to develop comfort with improvisation…
– The “present moment” in performance..

thinking fast and slow, jazz improvisation, jazz violin

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” and the Improvising Brain

“Thinking, Fast and Slow”, contains many insights that apply to teaching and understanding musical improvisation. Kahneman’s writing coincides with observations I have stressed for classical string players expanding their musicianship and pursuing jazz improvisation..

The Psychology of Improvisation: Jazz Fiddle Wizard, Martin Norgaard

UPDATE: You can find a full replay of Dr. Norgaard and myself discussing psychology in performance and improvisation in the Creative Strings Academy. This replay is exclusive to members only!   What happens in the brain during improvisation, and how do we use this to get better at improvising? This is exactly the thing Dr. Martin Read more about The Psychology of Improvisation: Jazz Fiddle Wizard, Martin Norgaard[…]