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neurosciencenews: Training in Musical Improvisation May Teach…

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Training in Musical Improvisation May Teach Your Brain to Think Differently

The improvisers, most of them trained in jazz, identified the oddball chords unsuitable for substitution faster and more accurately than the mostly classically-trained musicians with limited improvisational practice. How well they performed, the study found, was largely predicted by their level of improvisation experience.

The research is in Psychology of Music. (full access paywall)

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