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 ======Learning and Transmitting Improvised Music====== ======Learning and Transmitting Improvised Music======
-Most improvised music traditions don't have an accurate written notation (Bailey 1980: 19).  They tend to be taught and learned more aurally than through writings.+Most improvised music traditions don't have an accurate written notation (Bailey 1980: 19).  They tend to be taught and learned more aurally than through writings.  In many traditions, recordings have become very popular very learning the style of improvisation,​ but learning with a teacher and imitating professional musicians are also still widely utilized methods of transmission.
  
 ===Jazz=== ===Jazz===
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 Learning:\\ Learning:\\
-"By dividing the song form in falsetas, the piece is easier ​to learn and arrange" (Wheeler 45)\\+Many variations ​in Flamenco verses are learned by all the performers involved - singersdancers, and guitarists alike. But particularly for the guitarist, the many variations on melodic and harmonic patterns are important ​to have access to. If peformed with a singer ​and/or dancer, the guitar serves mostly as accompaniment. For this, he must play with individual style, but being careful about how much virtuosity he exhibits during the verses. He must develop an ear for the singer and be careful to avoid too virtuosic displays because they could "break the singer'​s concentration" (Schreiner 66).\\
  
-"Each guitarist performs the song differently and rarely creates completely new material in performance because the falsetas are prepared before the performance. They may be either composed by the guitarist, or it may be a falseta of a former teacher or performer"​ (Wheeler 45).\\ +But the guitarist has much more say about what he does with the falsetas (which occur between every verse) since he is not acting as an accompanist. ​"Each guitarist performs the song differently and rarely creates completely new material in performance because the falsetas are prepared before the performance. They may be either composed by the guitarist, or it may be a falseta of a former teacher or performer"​ (Wheeler 45). Also, "​Falsetas are passed down from teacher to student as well as composed by the guitarist, and in this way the art is constantly rejuvenating"​ (Wheeler 50). All of these different learned styles and variations of falsetas build the tool box that the guitarist has to bring out the best musical expression at the appropriate time. Flamenco guitarists learn to recombine ​all of their acquired variations and style pf falsetas to fit the context of each performance.\\
-"​Falsetas are passed down from teacher to student as well as composed by the guitarist, and in this way the art is constantly rejuvenating"​ (Wheeler 50)\\ +
-Flamenco guitarists learn to recombine ​these falsetas to fit the context of the performance.\\+
  
 Transmitting:​\\ Transmitting:​\\
  
-Overall, Flamenco is a style that is mostly passed on aurally. There is little documentation of all of the melodies, compas, or falsetas used. According to Bailey, most of the writings about Flamenco music do not accurately reflect the what the musicians play (1980:20). Inspiration ​would come from listening to other guitarists. (Bailey 12)\\ +Overall, Flamenco is a style that, for the guitarist and other performers, ​is mostly passed on aurally ​through the  variations of copas (verses) and falsetas (guitar interludes)"By dividing the song form in falsetas, the piece is easier to learn and arrange"​ (Wheeler 45)\\ 
-Because of such an undocumented method of transmission,​ much of the inner structure of Flamenco is improvisatory.\\ +There is little documentation of all of the melodies, compas ​(rhythms), or falsetas used. According to Bailey, most of the writings about Flamenco music do not accurately reflect the what the musicians play (1980:20). Inspiration ​comes primarily ​from listening to other guitarists. (Bailey 12)\\ Guitarists will use methods ​such as embellishing ​or elaborating on existing falsetas, changing rhythmic patterns, or building dynamic intensity. Other Flamenco guitarists can easily pick up on these methods of playing and then can incorporate similar styles and variations withing their own playing.\\
-Example:​\\ +
-The falsetas originally heard are altered to fit musicians'​ expressive behavior. This is done by embellishing ​and elaborating on existing falsetas.\\+
  
 ===Taqasim=== ===Taqasim===