Generating ideas in jazz improvisation: Where theory meets practice

Hargreaves, Wendy ORCID: (2012) Generating ideas in jazz improvisation: Where theory meets practice. International Journal of Music Education, 30 (4). pp. 354-367. ISSN 0255-7614

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Idea generation is an integral component of jazz improvising. This article merges theoretical origins and practical experiences through the examination of two seminal works from Pressing and Sudnow. A comparative analysis yields three common sources with distinct characteristics. The greater body of jazz literature supports this potential link between 'knowing' and 'doing' viewed through the new filter of sources. The discussion concludes with a projection of how the properties of the sources may directly affect contemporary educational practice in jazz improvisation.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 00:22
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 00:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive processing, idea generation, improvisation, Pressing, Sudnow, jazz
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360302 Music composition and improvisation
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360303 Music education
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