Sunday, 11 August 2013

Encyclopedia of Creativity

This is how ' Music' is described by Michael Lowis in the Encyclopedia of Creativity (2011, 166):

"Music is structured sound. It communicates emotion, sometimes profoundly, and has a long history, perhaps predating speech. Music comprises rhythm, melody, and harmony, the latter being based on established physical laws. It can be used in therapy to help interact with people with physical, mental, and social difficulties, and there is evidence that it can help control pain. Music may also enhance certain cognitive abilities, and research has shown that musical training, especially in children, can help the creative process in other disciplines."

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