Quote from Jill Bernard

July 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Reset Button.
Before we begin to learn to improvise, let’s hit the reset button. Let’s ‘go to one’ as they say on film shoots. Let’s go back to small childhood before all of the bullshit set in, because there’s lot of things you’ve done to make yourself an excellent member of society that are going to make you a shitty improvisor. You hold yourself safe, and you keep your voice at a polite volume. You have an ego so you know who you are. You don’t get in trouble, you don’t touch things that are hot or go down holes what you don’t know where they lead. You’re polite. You’re as boring as possible so that no one thinks you’re a freak. These are all really good things for being a member of society, so good job, I will high five you on that. But now we have to go back to the terrible little animal at the core of you who doesn’t know any of these things, so that you can play.

From Jill Bernard, creator of Drum Machine Solo Musical Improv


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