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Antonyms for improvisation

drill, routine, bit.

Quotes of improvisation

  1. As you know from reading many of these Negro writers, we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that. – Stanley Crouch
  2. They were looking for actors- real actors- who could play instruments. There was a lot of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music. The auditions went on for a long time. – Micky Dolenz
  3. There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation – Allan Dwan
  4. To create characters, one must build background. And one of the tools we use is improvisation – Harvey Keitel
  5. It ain't about if he knocks a guy out. It's about how he knocks a guy out. It's the style, the improvisation – Don King
  6. Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan. – Brian McKnight
  7. I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work. – Vincente Minnelli
  8. I've always been interested in shaping music in odd ways, with odd riffs and that's been probably something that I've continued on with my studies with improvisation as I'm working with people. – Roscoe Mitchell
  9. Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction... Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language. – Evan Parker
  10. Improvisation is a compositional method. – Evan Parker
  11. Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand -up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live. – Amy Poehler
  12. Perfect retention. I don't think I could do that -I've never disciplined myself to do it. I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline. Which improvisation is not. – George Shearing
  13. I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself. – Miroslav Vitous
  14. When I think back now to the recording sessions, there is more improvisation than one hears. It's an ideal combination of arrangements and improvisation Only a few people are able to listen and say what is composed and what is improvised. It's a unit. – Eberhard Weber

Usage examples for improvisation

  1. It was an improvisation – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  2. His drawing is fluent and easy; it is a continuous improvisation – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  3. Mr. Ramsey is by no means incapable of making a forcible speech, and I think he should have trusted to his power of improvisation – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  4. As a piece of improvisation it certainly contains excellent fooling. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  5. Once hostilities have begun no improvisation will be worth while. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  6. When he is in the proper mood, many a speech of his turns involuntarily into an improvisation – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen
  7. The style of both words and music suggests that the whole cantata was thrown off, as Mainwaring suggests, on the spur of the moment, and this improvisation may well have taken place at one of the Arcadians' garden parties, for there is a well- known account of a similar improvisation by the poet Zappi and the composer Alessandro Scarlatti. – Handel by Edward J. Dent
  8. " A simple matter of technological improvisation he told the bewildered Watchman. – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  9. The quips and cranks of the poet seemed born upon her lips with the freedom and supreme grace of improvisation and if here and there there occur certain rather weak or coarse sallies, she allowed the audience no time to perceive them. – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  10. They are not the overflow of a shallow talent for improvisation too full of self to be contained, but show everywhere the marks of intelligent purpose and of the graceful ease that comes only of conscientious training. – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  11. She lifted her skirts higher, brought in new and more difficult movements into her improvisation kicking up her legs she did the wonderful twist, backwards and forwards, of which the dancer is proud. – Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham
  12. However, written plays had now begun to take the place of the improvisation of the earlier Italian comedy. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  13. He kept on lecturing her about gamma- rays and ultra- violet rays and X- rays and cosmic rays, trying to keep making some sort of intelligent sounds while they clung together and waited, and, with the other half of his mind, trying not to think of everything that could go wrong with that jerry- built improvisation they had just dumped onto Keegark. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  14. At home the great improvisation of the New Armies, undertaken by Lord Kitchener in the teeth of much expert criticism, goes steadily on. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  15. People around him were excitedly planning the improvisation of costumes. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  16. I offer a few lines of the creole first, to indicate the form of the improvisation – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  17. Of these letters, so excellent of their kind, can it be said that they have the note of improvisation that they were written for a friend's eye, without thought or care for that ordeal of posthumous publication which has added, as we have been told, a fresh terror to death? – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  18. It is a pity we have let the gift of lyric improvisation die out. – The Land Of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
  19. Our pithy, epigrammatic poems were particularly well suited to the improvisation of a single sentiment. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé

Rhymes for improvisation