Musical creativity is the ability to create new forms of music and is most common associated with composition and improvisation within music. This is a different ability than music performance, as performers often stress accuracy, whereas composers stress novelty and out of the box creativity. From scientific point of view, musical creativity is a complex phenotype where a common background with musicality and intelligence has been proposed. A study of nearly 500 individuals from 79 families reported on genetics associated with music related creativity. Individuals with music aptitude who were engaged in arranging and composing music were found to possess certain genetic variants more frequently than controls, where some controls were playing various music instruments and other were not engaged in music activities at all. While this is a small study, their analysis suggested the involvement of cerebellar long-term pathway that controls brain plasticity and memory, facilitating the acquisition of novel information.