Re: Revelation in liner notes of Goat Rodeo Sessions
Of course improvisation can be taught. I know a young man who teaches one on one improvisation lessons. People comes to him, most of them fine players on whatever instrument, and after a few lessons they're able to improvise. No different than taking voice lessons or tennis lessons. Some people Pick up whatever skill you might name with no need for training. Other people learn it from someone who knows how to impart that skill by way of lessons.
The first man who whistled
thought he had a wren in his mouth.
He went around all day
with his lips puckered,
afraid to swallow.
--"The First" by Wendell Berry