Brain study suggests classical musicians should improvise

by Eliot Barford, Jenny Mitchell, Samuel Tracey  18 November 2013

Researchers have found that listeners engage with classical music more when musicians improvise.

A collaboration of researchers from Imperial College London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama examined the electrical signals in the brains of musicians and listeners. Although improvisation is not commonly associated with classical music, the new study suggests that introducing elements of improvisation into classical concerts could increase audience engagement. Weiterlesen…