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Composing, improvising and doodling

Summing up

'Music is a creative art. All musical activity – listening, making and interpreting – requires creative thought; the exercise of imagination influenced by personal choice and preference.'

Paynter, 1982: xiii

Finally, we need to remember that we make up music for it to be heard and shared, not as a theoretical exercise that just takes place in a classroom. Our starting point should be to value what each of us wants to say, nurturing the development and celebrating the process and outcomes.