I also admire different kinds of improvising. There are a lot, if you don't know, so I'll just talk about a couple, my two favorites.
Number one, musical improvisation. That's when you stay in a scale and hit any of its notes at random. Sometimes you'll get little snippits of cool sounds and may be able to create a new song out of it if you're lucky. It's usually best to record your improvs so you can listen back to them and find songs. Probably the person who's best at this is Keith Jarrett. Pretty complex, but if you really listen he is a genius beyond genius. Another great musician in this field is more unknown, Art Lande. He was my Dad's musical mentor. He goes into different times, like instead of 4/4 time he'll go into 13 or 11 or 7 or 5!
My other favorite type of improv is comedic improvisation. It's my favorite type of comedy and seems to be Robin Williams' too. He's my favorite. You know how we have two funny bones? I think every bone in his body is a funny bone! :)
Here are two quotes from Robin. :) Ain't he great?
If it's the Psychic Network why do they need your phone number?
When you create, you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?
For more improvising, visit my mom, Theresa.