ERIC Number: EJ1073477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
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Modes of Communication during Jazz Improvisation
Seddon, Frederick A.
British Journal of Music Education, v22 n1 p47-61 Mar 2005
This study investigated modes of communication adopted by six student jazz musicians during rehearsal and performance. Six one-hour rehearsal sessions and a performance were observed and videotaped for analysis. Results revealed six modes of communication that formed two main categories, verbal and non-verbal, each containing three distinct modes of communication: instruction, cooperation and collaboration. Non-verbal collaborative mode displayed empathetic attunement, which is a vehicle for empathetic creativity. Empathetic creativity is a theoretical concept proposed by the author based on the concept of empathetic intelligence (Arnold, 2003, 2004). Practical applications of empathetic creativity are discussed with reference to music education, focusing on evaluation of individual contribution to group creative performances.
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Music, Music Activities, Musical Composition, Music Techniques, Music Education, Musicians, Theater Arts, Interpersonal Communication, Discourse Modes, Observation, Video Technology, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Group Dynamics, Individual Characteristics
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