International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Flow Experience and Self-Regulation in Musical Practice: An Exploratory/ Descriptive Study


The aim of this study was to identify elements about the flow experience and self-regulation processes in the musical practice of an experienced flutist, relating data from both theories in an exploratory qualitative study. The methodology used was the in-depth interview. From the collected data, it was possible to observe the participant's self-regulatory processes and flow experience in her musical practice. In addition, elements belonging to the two theoretical foundations were observed. The main elements of relationship identified in the study of the two theories were: intrinsic motivation, concentration, autonomy and definition of goals and objectives.