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Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition

John Sloboda


Whereas most of the literature in the psychology of music has focused on the processes involved when listening to music, little has been written about the processes involved in making music. This reissued book brings together figures in music psychology to present studies of the processes by which music is generated. The book looks at the generation of expression in musical performance, the problems of synchrony in ensemble performance, the development of children's song, rehearsal strategies of pianists, improvisational skill in trained and untrained musicians, children's spontaneous notation ... More

Keywords: music psychology, expression, musical performance, ensemble performance, children's song, rehearsal, pianists, improvisation, spontaneous notation, compositional systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198508465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Sloboda, editor
Keele University