Creating the Creator

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Digitally assisted creativity often refers to the process of helping creators be creative in the digital domain. Taking this paradigm as a point of departure, the present document entertains the idea of digital assistants that help creators become more creative. After having first explored the etymological patrimonies of the words "digitally," "assisted," and "creative" as they relate to music composition and the arts in general, the dissertation will then develop a theory of the processes through which one could possibly become more creative, concluding with the discussion of a digital tool that facilitates several aspects of the aforementioned theoretical framework.