Musical creativity is the ability through which subjects can express their own, personal relationship with the domain of sound, employing skills of the mind, body, and spirit. It can be found in every act related to music making, such as listening, performing, improvising, conducting, arranging, composing, and more. Musically gifted and talented people possess to a high degree what Howard Gardner defines as musical intelligence; one aspect of this type of intelligence is musical creativity. Although most humans possess the capacity to make music, musical ability is one of the earliest developing abilities, and research has shown that it must be nurtured and trained from an early age in order for the capacities to grow rather than atrophy.

In fact, most researchers consider creative thinking and ...

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