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This document presents a systematic study of an introductory method to jazz improvisation for classical percussionists. This method discusses a combination of fundamental concepts of jazz improvisation, combined with the approaches of applying these concepts as a way of manipulating composed content. This methodology provides classical percussionists with an appropriate vehicle to bridge their knowledge from through-composed, and classical music, to jazz improvisation. The concepts, along with an analysis of their application, is detailed in each chapter with extensive musical examples.
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Whiting, James Douglas, "Bridging the Gap: An Introduction to Jazz Improvisation and the Application of Manipulating Composed Content for Classical Percussionists" (2019). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3697.
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