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Articles about Creativity
Creativity articles on The Musician's Way Blog.
"Positive mood allows brain to think more creatively." Science Daily, 12/15/10.
"Daring to Stumble on the Road to Discovery." How experimentation and learning from mistakes is central to creativity. The New York Times, Aug. 2011.
The Brilliant Blog, by Annie Murphy Paul. Writings on creativity and learning.
"Why Designers Should Seek Complexity," by Matthieu Mingasson, July 2011. Applicable to all creative pursuits.
"The Creativity Crisis." Ways to foster creative thinking. Newsweek, July 2010.
Need to Create? Get a Constraint." Wired, Nov. 13, 2011.
"Two Is the Magic Number." Joshua Wolf Shenk looks into the creative power of collaboration (Slate, Sept. 14, 2010).
"How to Build Resilience," by Daniel Coyle, May 2012.
"How To Be Creative," by Jonah Lehrer. Strategies to boost creative insights. The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 12, 2012.
Authentic Voice: An Interview with Meredith Monk. Insightful words about the creative process. Mountain Record, 2004.
"Musicians Use Both Sides of their Brains More Frequently than Average People" Brain function, creativity, and divergent thinking (Science Daily, 2008).
"In Jazz Improv, Large Portion of Brain’s Prefrontal Region ‘Takes Five’ to Let Creativity Flow." How the brain functions when we think creatively (NIH, 2008).
Creativity on The Musician's Way Blog.
Creativity tips & techniques from MindTools.com.
CriticalThinking.org. Critical thinking skills are vital to creativity.
"The best question in the world." A slideshow by artist Betsy Streeter.
Read about 16 Habits of Mind that help us be more creative.
Is your creativity hampered by clutter? Take the Clutter & Creativity Quiz.
Learning to Perform project. A study that tracked 100 music students at the Royal College of Music over a 3-year period. Click on "Outcomes Poster."
Being Musical. Being Human. A blog by Robert Woody, Ph.D.
PowerPoint presentations about creativity, active learning, motivation, cooperative learning, and more from Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D..
Videos about Creativity
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., speaks about the creative process.
How great leaders inspire action. A talk by Simon Sinek.
Do Schools Kill Creativity? A popular lecture on TED by Sir Ken Robinson.
The Marshmallow Challenge. Tom Wujec describes a group excercise that reveals volumes about our creative habits.
Why students don't learn what we think we teach. Robert Duke proposes ways to foster deeper learning and greater creativity.
Edward de Bono, M.D., addresses ways to boost creativity.
Books about Creativity
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, by Mason Curry (Knopf, 2013).
Making Your Creative Mark: Nine Keys to Achieving Your Artistic Goals, by Eric Maisel (New World, 2013).
Creative Thinkering, by Michael Michalko (New World, 2011).
The Power of Mindful Learning, by Ellen Langer, Ph.D. (Da Capo Press, 1998).
The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp (Schuster, 2003).
Creativity, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D. (Harper, 1997). A now-classic text.
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, by S. Nachmanovitch (Tarcher, 1991).
The Medici Effect, by Frans Johansson (Harvard Business Press, 2006).
The Art of Possibility, by Rosamund Zander & Benjamin Zander (Penguin, 2000).
Intelligent Music Teaching, by Robert A. Duke, Ph.D. (2005).