Books on Creativity

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Music — Creativity — Joy

This 204-page book contains 105 short essays and articles on music and creativity.

Music — Creativity — Joy

Explore a creativity-based approach to music education that is fundamentally different from the usual performance-based one. The ideas and approaches explored here are based on the understanding that music can be like a native language and offer a similarly broad spectrum of creative possibilities.

I call my approach to music education The Four Arts of Music because I see four main avenues for creativity in music: improvising, arranging, composing, and interpreting. This 204-page book explores these arts and various Supporting Subjects including Pedagogy, Theory, and History.

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Creativity — Beyond Compare

This 208-page book explores eighteen topics on creativity and artistic practice.

 
 

Creativity — Beyond Compare

Eighteen years in the making, this book articulates a new—yet old and forgotten—understanding of art and creativity. It explores how to move beyond common misunderstandings about creativity to discover one’s own genius.

This book is for anyone practicing an art or wishing to. It reveals that the nature of art has been buried under a number of misconceptions, and it encourages the reader to discover the delight of creating something profoundly personal, something unique that is “beyond compare.”

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Creative Life

This 224-page book includes short essays and 320 practices that invite creativity into our daily lives.

 
 
 

Creative Life

This book is a collection of wisdom and guidance for people who are willing to explore and express their creative nature, and travel in the direction of a unique life. In these pages are ideas, quotes, and stories to accompany us on our turning, twisting paths. Pablo Picasso, William Shakespeare, Martha Graham, and a world-wide community of creators participate in a never-ending conversation about the attitudes and forces that guide a creative life. 

This book is also a collection of practices. Practices are activities done consciously and rhythmically for the purpose of inviting wisdom and inspiration into our bodies, actions, and lives. So, this book is more like a music book in that its purpose cannot be realized merely by reading it. It is intended to be played out on the instrument of our days. 

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