Fostering creativity and spontaneity
Think of a marching band playing every note as scripted, versus a jazz ensemble that improvises. In the jazz ensemble, even though the basic structure and melody of the music may be determined in advance, the musicians take turns and give each other room to innovate, have some fun, and try new things. This helps the overall sound by filling in the spaces while allowing each soloist to stand out. The result is an innovative experience that is rich and full, delivered by musicians who are passionate about what they are doing. Often, the music created through this type of improvisation is better than ever imagined, and it would likely never have emerged if the musicians had tried to plan it in advance.
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