Where do songs come from? How do musical and poetic impulses relate and interact? Where does melody come from, and is the ability to harmonise a melody an inbuilt creative trait? Why do songwriters often feel that they have no choice but to write, and what is it they tap into in the creation of a new song? Is musical creativity similar to other creative pursuits, or is it a unique domain of expression? Is creativity a process or an event, and can it be enhanced by practice and training? These are some of the questions that will be explored in this module as we investigate the creative process and seek to identify ways in which it can be enhanced and amplified for the individual songwriter.

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