publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017 . Embargo end date: 15 Aug 2017

Expert Western Classical Music Improvisers' Strategies

Jean-Philippe Després; Pamela Burnard; Francis Dubé; Sophie Stévance;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The growing interest in musical improvisation is exemplified by the body of literatures evidencing the positive impacts of improvisation learning on the musical apprentice’s aptitudes and the increasing presence of improvisation in Western classical concert halls and competitions. However, high-level Western classical music improvisers’ thinking processes are not yet thoroughly documented. As a result of this gap, our research addresses the following question: What strategies are implemented in the course of performance by Western classical music improvisers? To answer this question, semistructured interviews were conducted with five internationally recognized W...
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free text keywords: experts, musical improvisation, strategies, verbal protocol, Western classical music, Education, Music, Music education, Improvisation, Literature, business.industry, business, Protocol analysis, Mathematics education, Psychology, Semi-structured interview, Musical, Thinking processes, Classical music
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