Jazz Improvisation: Cognitive Perspectives
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About the special issue
- How do we define expert improvisers?
- What is the nature of their internal dialogue and external interaction during performance?
- How do we evaluate interaction between musicians during performance?
- Are certain domain-general abilities related to improvisation achievement?
- And, can a computer program model the improvisational process?
These are some of the questions explored in this special issue based on selected papers from the Improvising Brain Symposium held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, April 7–9, 2013.
Articles in this issue
A Cool and Swinging Close to PMMB's First Year of Quarterly Publication
Cohen, Annabel J.
Introduction to the Special Issue on Jazz Improvisation
Towards a Cognitive–Scientific Research Program for Improvisation: Theory and an Experiment
What Makes a Good Musical Improviser? An Expert View on Improvisational Expertise
Wopereis, Iwan G. J. H.; Stoyanov, Slavi; Kirschner, Paul A.; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G.
Cognition and the Assessment of Interaction Episodes in Jazz Improvisation
Wesolowski, Brian C.
Testing Cognitive Theories by Creating a Pattern-Based Probabilistic Algorithm for Melody and Rhythm in Jazz Improvisation
Norgaard, Martin; Spencer, Jonathan; Montiel, Mariana
Dialogue as a Way of Knowing: Understanding Solo Improvisation and Its Implications for an Education for Freedom
A First Look at the Role of Domain-General Cognitive and Creative Abilities in Jazz Improvisation
Beaty, Roger E.; Smeekens, Bridget A.; Silvia, Paul J.; Hodges, Donald A.; Kane, Michael J.
Researching Musical Improvisation: Questions and Challenges
Rogers, Susan E.
Conference Report: The Improvising Brain Symposium, 2013
Anderson, Steven A.
Dissertation Abstracts Related to Improvisation