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ERIC Number: EJ921165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
Group Creativity: Musical Performance and Collaboration Psychology of Music
Sawyer, R. Keith
Psychology of Music, v34 n2 p148-165 Apr 2006
In this article, I focus on three defining characteristics of group creativity: improvisation, collaboration and emergence. To demonstrate these three characteristics, I present several examples of group creativity in both music and theater. Then I explore how structure and improvisation are always both present in group creativity. Improvisations contain elements of structure and structured performances contain improvisational elements. I conclude by suggesting some implications for musical education and for education in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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