Music Think Tank

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work

ImagesAccording to Keith Sawyer, “Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.” It’s an interesting concept especially for musicians when they are coming up with creative ideas. On Music Think Tank, Derek Miller talks about the dynamics of group creativity and suggests that this may be a reason for the sophomore slump and more.

“…dissent stimulates new ideas because it encourages us to engage more fully with the work of others and to reassess our viewpoints.”

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  1. I still believe in pluralism. You should come to the table to introduce your ideas, get feedback, and let the comments of others spurn new ideas. That’s the jungle gym of ideas we need.

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