Improvisation is making it up as you go along, like taking a long stroll with no destination in mind and walking down random streets for the fun of it.

Making choices that aren’t planned ahead of time, that’s improvisation. Jazz musicians are masters of improvisation, creating saxophone solos off the top of their heads based on what they feel in the moment. The Latin word improvisus means “unforeseen,” and improvisation happens when you can’t see the end goal but you keep moving ahead, dealing with obstacles in a creative way.

Definitions of improvisation

n a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

extemporisation, extemporization
Type of:
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

n a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

Type of:
an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

n an unplanned expedient

temporary expedient
Type of:
a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

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