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Published: 17 June 2010

240 Pages | numerous black and white photographs


ISBN: 9780199590957

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The Improvising Mind

Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Aaron Berkowitz

  • The first monograph to explore cognition in improvisation, providing fascinating insights into a previously neglected area
  • Provides a systematic treatment of improvisation treatises from the late eighteenth century, offering insights for musicologists and music pedagogues
  • Includes a combination of approaches, and interdisciplinary by nature (neuroscience and psychology combined with musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory), making the book of interest to a number of scholarly disciplines

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