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Improvisation and Music Therapy

Mally McGregor

Published: 2010-05-18

The article gives an overview of how and why improvisation is used in music therapy. Enabling communication and helping people to address the challenges they face, improvisation can be seen as a practice with many potential impacts upon both individual and community health.

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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)