What is Creativity?

  • Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.

  • Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.

  • If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.

  • Music is one of the things that give the most color and spice in our lives and musical creativity and imagination are among the most complex and unique elements of human behavior.

Importance of Creativity

Creativity gives a musician the passion or idea to create a masterpiece that people will want to listen to over and over again.

Creativity is what enables musicians to make simple tunes, melodies awesomely simple and attractive

Creativity connects musicians to themselves which produces authenticity.

Creativity opens the mind.

Creativity enables musicians to use less while making more i.e efficiency in utilizing resources.

Creativity attracts success with every attractive new idea that brought into reality.

Creativity promotes collaboration and creation of new sounds, techniques and new styles

Characteristics of Creative Musicians

Imaginative, playful, have a wealth of ideas, ability to be committed,

Original: Resists rules and traditions. Have a rebellious attitude because of a need to do things no one else does.

Motivation: Have a need to perform, are goal-oriented and innovative.

Ambition: Have a need to be influential, attract attention and recognition.

Flexibility: Have the ability to see different aspects of issues and come up with optimal solutions.

Sensitivity: They are sensitive to many things because their hearts are constantly open to the world. Being emotional comes easy to them and many things make them cry.

Risk Takers: They take lots of risks and often. They aren’t afraid to mess up because they tend to see the good in it if they do.

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