Effective Improvisation Techniques for Music Therapists

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Effective Improvisation Techniques for Music Therapists. This course is a more detailed and refined version of a master class given at a prominent music therapy program. Instruction about two improvisation techniques, that can be used with many populations, will be described. The two techniques are very flexible regarding instruments, stylistic adaptations and tempo while providing an effective vehicle for using living music and inspiring creativity. David Putano has used these techniques for 20+ years for 1:1 work as well as with large groups. MT populations and goals and objectives will be discussed also.      5 Credits

Description

Self-study. Effective Improvisation Techniques for Music Therapists. This course is a more detailed and refined version of a master class given at a prominent music therapy program. Instruction about two improvisation techniques, that can be used with many populations, will be described. The two techniques are very flexible regarding instruments, stylistic adaptations and tempo while providing an effective vehicle for using living music and inspiring creativity. David Putano has used these techniques for 20+ years for 1:1 work as well as with large groups. MT populations and goals and objectives will be discussed also.      5 Credits

The course is offered as a video “Master Class” that requires you to watch the video presentation, practice the techniques described, then take a post test at the end of the course for final evaluation.

PDF handouts will be provided for you to print off, use and keep.

 

Learning Objectives (relevant CBMT domain items)

By the end of the course instruction participants will be able to:

  • To discuss why live music improvisation is a modality that makes music therapists unique and outstanding (II-A-1-a , II-A-4-f, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-o)
  • To describe basic goals and objectives and music therapy populations that benefit from improvisation (II-A-4-f, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-d, II-A-5-aa)
  • To explain categories of improvisation that are simple and effective  (II-A-4-f, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-d, II-A-5-i-2, II-A-5-i-3, II-A-5-i-4)
  • To apply the improvisation techniques so they (music therapists) can add these live music modalities to their “arsenal” of effective music experiences  (II-A-4-f, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-d, II-A-5-i-2, II-A-5-i-3, II-A-5-i-4)

Additional information

CMTE Credits

5 Credits