The experience of the flow state in live music performance

  title={The experience of the flow state in live music performance},
  author={William J. Wrigley and Stephen Emmerson},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={292 - 305}
This study examined the optimal psychological state of flow in a live music performance context at an Australian tertiary music institution in order to advance understanding of this under-researched experience in music performance and education. The Flow State Scale-2 (FSS-2) was administered to 236 students from five instrument families immediately after their performance examinations. A further aim was to examine the psychometric properties of the FSS-2 in order to determine its suitability… 

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