IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(2): 155-158 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.338

Finding Flow Experience in Music Activity

Dewi Sartika and Saraya Ikramina Husna
Abstract—This research is aim to describe how one finding flow experience in his music activity, experiencing flow and feeling the impact of flow experience to his music career and life. The research method used is qualitative, intrinsic study case. The participants are two famous jazz musicians in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Data collecting used are in-depth interview, participant observation and document. The result shows that participant who has environment support especially from his music teacher is not only easier to find and experience flow, but also find happiness as impact of his flow experience. On the other hand, another participant who doesn’t have environment support especially from his family and have personality disposition to use his cognition, is struggling to find his flow experience in playing music, but then he finally find it when composing music.

Index Terms—Flow, music, happiness.

Dewi Sartika is with the Bandung Islamic University, West Java, Indonesia (e-mail: dsartk@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Dewi Sartika and Saraya Ikramina Husna, " Finding Flow Experience in Music Activity," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 155-158, 2014.

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