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ERIC Number: EJ1132671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Developing Musical Creativity through Improvisation in the Large Performance Classroom
Norgaard, Martin
Music Educators Journal, v103 n3 p34-39 Mar 2017
Improvisation is an ideal way to develop musical creativity in ensemble settings. This article describes two prominent theoretical frameworks related to improvisation. Next, based on research with developing and expert improvisers, it discusses how to sequence improvisatory activities so that students feel accomplished at every step. Finally, the author recommends specific performance repertoire in various styles that allows for improvised solos during performance and outline various recordings and technologies for creating accompaniments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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