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Experiencing 'flow' in jazz performance

Author: Elina Hytönen-Ng
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
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"The term 'flow' refers to experiences where the musician moves into a consciousness in which time seems to be suspended and perception of reality is blurred by unconscious forces. An essential part of the jazz tradition, which often serves as the foundation of the musician's identity, flow is recognised within the greater jazz community as a critical factor in accomplished musicianship. Flow as a concept is so  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elina Hytönen-Ng
ISBN: 9781409447900 1409447901 140944791X 9781409447917 1472402170 9781472402172
OCLC Number: 818866221
Description: xv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Unravelling flow experiences --
'Like a junkie looking for a musical fix' : positive feelings and motivation from flow --
'Purely for the love of music' : emotionalism in discussions of flow --
'Always concentrating on the music' : highlighting professionalism --
'Profound merging with people' : enhanced collectivity within the band --
'The whole mystery of being human' : spirituality and flow --
'Unreserved approval' : the importance of the audience --
'Smallish intimate places' : optimal performance venues --
Contextual issues --
Wider perspectives on flow and altered states of consciousness.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: Elina Hytönen-Ng.
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