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The improvising mind : cognition and creativity in the musical moment

Aaron Berkowitz (Author)
The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. Yet what musical knowledge is required for improvisation? How does a musician learn to improvise? What are the neural correlates of improvised performance? These are some of the questions explored in this unique and fascinating work
eBook, English, 2010
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010
1 online resource (xxv, 205 pages) : illustrations
9780199590957, 9780191594595, 0199590958, 0191594598
669262802
Print version
Dedication ; Acknowledgements ; Prelude ; 1. Introduction ; 2. THE PEDAGOGY OF IMPROVISATION I: IMPROVISATION TREATISES OF MID-EIGHTEENTH AND EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURIES ; 3. The pedagogy of improvisation II: Pedagogical strategies ; 4. Learning to improvise; Learners' perspectives ; 5. Music and language cognition compared I: Acquisition ; PART II: COGNITION IN IMPROVISED PERFORMANCE ; 6. Improvised performance: Performers' perspectives ; 7. The neurobiology of improvisation ; 8. Music and language compared II; Production ; 9. Cadenza ; CODA: CONSTRAINTS AND FREEDOM; IMPROVISATION IN MUSIC, LANGUAGE, AND NATURE ; Bibliography ; Index
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