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The Mind's Ear – Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Composers, and Listeners - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Mind's Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Composers, and Listeners

Bruce Adolphe

Abstract

The Mind’s Ear is a unique and fun series of games, exercises, and essays designed to inspire musical creativity and spark the imagination of musicians and music students at all levels. An invaluable resource for music educators, the book can be used in workshops, classes, online sessions, private lessons, and by a reader alone. Some of the games and exercises can be done without musical instruments, others require instruments, some are for groups, some for solo performers, some for composers, and some are listening exercises to be done only in the imagination. Based on theatre games, the book ... More

Keywords: Musical imagination, Audiation, Musicianship, Emotional memory, Imagination exercises, Theater games, Silence, Mind’s ear, Creativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197576311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197576311.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Adolphe, author
Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Concerts, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center