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Kreativitet och blockeringar - Icke-musikers upplevelser av musikskapande

Tomner, Martina (2006)
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
Title: Creativity and blockings: Non-musicians? experiences of music making The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the ability of music-making can benefit from and/or be inhibited by extra-musical factors, such as one's own or other people's opinions, criticism, prejudice and values. An experiment was carried out, where 10 nonmusicians were instructed to solve a compositional problem (writing pieces of music to a picture) which had been expressed in two different ways, one of which (A) was intended to block creativity and the other (B) to facilitate the creative process. All subjects also had to answer a questionnaire, where their experiences in connection with the task and their attitudes towards music and composition were... (More)
Title: Creativity and blockings: Non-musicians? experiences of music making The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the ability of music-making can benefit from and/or be inhibited by extra-musical factors, such as one's own or other people's opinions, criticism, prejudice and values. An experiment was carried out, where 10 nonmusicians were instructed to solve a compositional problem (writing pieces of music to a picture) which had been expressed in two different ways, one of which (A) was intended to block creativity and the other (B) to facilitate the creative process. All subjects also had to answer a questionnaire, where their experiences in connection with the task and their attitudes towards music and composition were mapped. The result was that all subjects succeeded in composing one or more pieces of music, regardless of which instruction they had been given. The difference between the two groups was less significant than that between individuals. However, the A group showed a tendency to compose program music and these people wrote fewer pieces on an average than subjects in the B group did. Further, one could detect a difference in the emotional experience of the task at hand. In the A group, many people found the situation demanding or spoke of stress. They were also very much aware of their own feelings during the experiment. The B group, on the other hand, was calmer and tended to focus on the picture, the music and the compositional process, rather than on themselves. Most people who had participated in the study stated that it had influenced their views on music making in a positive way. This experience was the strongest among subjects in the B group. (Less)
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author
Tomner, Martina
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
blocking, blockeringar, composition, komposition, creativity, kreativitet, laymen, amatörer, music, musik, Musicology, Musikvetenskap, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Pedagogy and didactics, Pedagogik, didaktik
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Swedish
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1321869
date added to LUP
2007-02-08
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2007-02-08
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  abstract     = {Title: Creativity and blockings: Non-musicians? experiences of music making The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the ability of music-making can benefit from and/or be inhibited by extra-musical factors, such as one's own or other people's opinions, criticism, prejudice and values. An experiment was carried out, where 10 nonmusicians were instructed to solve a compositional problem (writing pieces of music to a picture) which had been expressed in two different ways, one of which (A) was intended to block creativity and the other (B) to facilitate the creative process. All subjects also had to answer a questionnaire, where their experiences in connection with the task and their attitudes towards music and composition were mapped. The result was that all subjects succeeded in composing one or more pieces of music, regardless of which instruction they had been given. The difference between the two groups was less significant than that between individuals. However, the A group showed a tendency to compose program music and these people wrote fewer pieces on an average than subjects in the B group did. Further, one could detect a difference in the emotional experience of the task at hand. In the A group, many people found the situation demanding or spoke of stress. They were also very much aware of their own feelings during the experiment. The B group, on the other hand, was calmer and tended to focus on the picture, the music and the compositional process, rather than on themselves. Most people who had participated in the study stated that it had influenced their views on music making in a positive way. This experience was the strongest among subjects in the B group.},
  author       = {Tomner, Martina},
  keyword      = {blocking,blockeringar,composition,komposition,creativity,kreativitet,laymen,amatörer,music,musik,Musicology,Musikvetenskap,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Pedagogy and didactics,Pedagogik, didaktik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kreativitet och blockeringar - Icke-musikers upplevelser av musikskapande},
  year         = {2006},
}