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

Paperback | January 15, 2001

EditorJohn Sloboda

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Where 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. Reissued by popular demand, and for the first time in paperback, Generative Processes: The Psychology ofPerformance, Improvisation, and Composition brings together leading figures in music psychology to present pioneering 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, thedevelopment of children's song, rehearsal strategies of pianists, improvisational skill in trained and untrained musicians, children's spontaneous notations for music, formal constraints on compositional systems, and compositional strategies of music students. Edited by the leading authority onmusic psychology, the book will be of great interest to cognitive and developmental psychologists, as well as music educators and musicologists

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Where 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. Reissued by popular demand, and for the first time in paperback, Generative Processes: The Psychology ofPerformance, Improvisation, and Composition...

Professor John Sloboda is the leading authority world-wide on the psychology of music. His classic book The Musical mind was published by OUP in 1985, and has been reprinted 15 times.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198508465

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Table of Contents

1. Generative principles in music performance2. Timing in music performance and its relation to music3. Computer synthesis of music performance4. Timing and synchronization in ensemble performance5. Rehearsal skill and musical competence: does practice make perfect?6. Tonal structure and children's early learning of music7. Improvisation: methods and models8. Experimental research into musical generative ability9. Young children's musical representations: windows on music cognition10. Cognitive constraints on compositional systems11. From collections to structure: the developmental path of tonal thinkingAppendixAuthor indexSubject index