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This section presents critical incidents from across the PaR settings that offer understanding to the processes of music co-creation in community music practice. I share examples of my collaboration with participants by zooming in on the starting points for material generation including; use of creative scaffolds, working from existing repertoire and realising a ‘fully formed’ composition.

Collaboration: approaches to co-creating music
children’s’ drawings and song lyrics
We all like different things
song lyrics
Rewritten in the stars
band performing in a gymnasium
My heavy heart
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