- perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
- manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"
- To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
- To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.
I once sang a solo at my Mom's class reunion. For some reason, my mind went blank when I came to the second verse of the song. I improvised and made up the words that fit in very well with the song. The only people that knew what had happened was my accompanist on the piano and my Mom. This was not the last time I have had to improvise while singing or speaking. The ability to think quickly on your feet is something that I am happy I am able to do. As a teacher I have used this talent many times through the years. How are you at improvising?