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Jazz Improvisation as a Model of the Creative Process : Heightened Perceptual Awareness and Sensitivity

  title={Jazz Improvisation as a Model of the Creative Process : Heightened Perceptual Awareness and Sensitivity},
  author={Psyche Loui and Emily Przysinda and Pheeroan Aklaff and Kellyn Maves and Cameron Arkin and Tima Zeng},
The process of creativity entails the production of novel and original work that takes into account the domain, the field, and the creator (Csikszentmihalyi, 1996). Here we report recent theoretical and empirical advances on jazz improvisation as a model for understanding the process of creativity. We propose a framework by which musicians can learn to become creative improvisers via simultaneous perceptual, cognitive, and social engagement. These learning processes translate to gaining active… 

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