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improvisations, plural;
  1. The action of improvising

  2. Something that is improvised, esp. a piece of music, drama, etc., created without preparation
    • - free-form jazz improvisations

  1. a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)
  2. an unplanned expedient
  3. extemporization: a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
  4. (improvise) manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"
  5. (improvised) done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
  6. Improvisation is the practice of acting, singing, talking and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one's immediate environment and inner feelings. ...
  7. Musical improvisation (also known as Musical Extemporization) is the creative activity of immediate ("in the moment") musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique as well as spontaneous response to other musicians. ...
  8. Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of theatre in which the improvisational actors/ improvisers use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously. ...
  9. (Improvisations (album)) Improvisations is a 1962 LP album by Ravi Shankar. The opening piece is based on music from Shankar's score for Satyajit Ray's 1955 movie Pather Panchali with flutist Bud Shank playing in Indian style. ...
  10. (Improvisations (Stéphane Grappelli album)) Improvisations is a jazz album recorded in 1956, in Paris, by Stéphane Grappelli (violin) , Maurice Vander (piano) , Pierre Michelot (double bass) and Baptist "Mac Kac" Reiles (drums). It consists of mostly jazz standards.
  11. The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry, and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the organ; That which is improvised; an impromptu; Musical technique, characteristic of blues music
  12. (improvise) To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan
  13. (Improvise) Making up music as it is being performed; often used in jazz.
  14. (Improvise) To add moves and variations within an original Choreography such as rolling turns during Grapevines, etc.
  15. (Improvise) To make up music on the spur of the moment according to the musician's whim; in other words, the musician does not follow notes on a printed page, but rather relies on his or her own imagination to create music that bears a spiritual relation to the original source.
  16. (Improvise) To play on the spur of the moment. To perform without a prepared text or composed material.
  17. (Improvise) To produce or make something from whatever is available.
  18. (Improvise) To spontaneously compose music. To play by ear as opposed to reading. To make up a melody or counter-melody that fits a given underlying chord sequence or to spontaneously alter the chords of a sequence by substitution in order to enrich the harmonies of a piece of music.
  19. (Improvise) What the GM does when working without notes or pre-written adventure material, often as a response to something unexpected from the players.
  20. (Improvise) create your own signs using a memorable gesture. In the signing community, these improvised signs are called home signs. Just be sure to keep a record of your improvised signs, they are easy to forget!
  21. (improvise) to extemporaneously make up new melodies or rhythms during a performance.
  22. (IMPROVISER) A musician who combines the roles of both composer and interpreter, yet usually receives less respect and less remuneration than either.
  23. performance that involves invention while playing. Improvisation can either be guided by pre-existent material (loosely based on a particular melody, for instance), or be free of such influences.
  24. A scene performed with little or no rehearsal.
  25. Spontaneous creativity.