"Developing Musicianship through Improvisation offers an approach to learning music that is similar to the process for learning a language. Just as it is possible for everyone to engage in meaningful conversation, it is also possible for everyone to engage in meaningful improvisation."
I think it might be a little weird to use these books without a music teacher, but they are absolutely sound in their approach.
I would be happy to help anyone interested.
Each book comes with a CD.
If you don't play an instrument, get the Vocal Book.
There's also an iPad app which I have never tried.
@karolat which one?
@karolat doesn't look like something I would recommend for a beginner 😅
@coy Yes, the way music is taught in common practice is completely stupid. It's going to take generations for research based insights to make their way through the music education community.
People tend to teach the way they were taught, and most were taught badly, and are successful in spite of poor teaching.
Some people say that you can't teach musicianship; you can only create an environment where music learning is possible…