Generating ideas in jazz improvisation: Where theory meets practice

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Hargreaves, Wendy. 2012. "Generating ideas in jazz improvisation: Where theory meets practice." International Journal of Music Education. 30 (4), pp. 354-367. https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761412459164
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Generating ideas in jazz improvisation: Where theory meets practice

ERA Journal ID9994
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorHargreaves, Wendy
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Music Education
Journal Citation30 (4), pp. 354-367
Number of Pages14
Year2012
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0255-7614
1448-3238
1744-795X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761412459164
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0255761412459164
Abstract

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.

Keywordscognitive processing, idea generation, improvisation, Pressing, Sudnow, jazz
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360302. Music composition and improvisation
360303. Music education
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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