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Musical Creativities in Practice

Pamela Burnard


This book explores the social and the cultural contexts in which creativity in music occurs. It begins by considering what constitutes creativity — taking a cross cultural view of music, while investigating creative processes far beyond just the classical music genre — including electronic media, popular music, and improvised music. In addition it looks at creativity in both writing and performing. The field of musical education is a key focus: examining why creativity is important within the educational environment, and looking at how schools might sometimes stifle creativity in their music t ... More

Keywords: social context, cultural context, creativity, music, musical education, musical creativities, improvising, singing, songwriting, sound designing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583942
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela Burnard, author
Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education University of Cambridge, UK