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Curricular Unit: Musical Creativity I
Code: LPI058
Cientific area: Performance Practices

Learning outcomes

1- Improvisation in group, free or oriented
2- Various exercises of group practice and analytic listening formation
3- Approach of diverse tools used by Jazz and World Music.
4- Development of memory through the employment of forms and structures.
5- Works from paintings, graphics, texts, etc.


1- Recollection and practice of less used effects used by the different instruments.
2- Exploration of subsidiary materials not used on the erudite context.
3- Initiation to the musical theatre.
4- Exploration and collective debate over the weakest individual aspects.
5- Presentation of music and videos related with artistic creation.

Teaching methodologies

The methodologies are always upgraded to the student’s group which form the class. Searching for weak individual aspects allows an high level degree of exposition in front of the colleagues, a fact that, once it is surpassed, enriches all the class and the student himself.


Aebersold, Jamey (1974). A New Approach to Jazz Improvisation, Vol. 3: The II-V7-I Progression. New Albany:Jamey Aebersold.
Clarke, E. F. (1991). The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation and Composition. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
Cook, Nicholas (1990). Music, Imagination, and Culture. Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Teaching Staff
Paulo Gaspar