Improvisation

Author: Tony Wigram
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420801
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Tony Wigram's practical and comprehensive guide and online content will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods. Beginning with an overview of developing, teaching and analysing the skills of improvisation, Wigram describes techniques ranging from warming up to mirroring, rhythmic grounding, containing and holding. With specific sections on piano improvisation, chordal and 2-, 3- and 4- note improvisation are covered, in addition to advanced skills such as frameworking and transitions. Wigram also includes techniques for thematic improvisation, group improvisation and outlines methods for analysing and reporting improvisational processes. Notated examples allow readers to try out techniques and progress as they read, with audio examples on the accompanying online content adding another dimension to the structure and guidance provided for all levels of music student and therapist.

Receptive Methods in Music Therapy

Author: Denise Erdonmez Grocke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184310413X
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This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques, and other forms of aesthetic listening to music. The authors explain these receptive methods of intervention using a format that enables practitioners to apply them in practice and make informed choices about music suitable for each of the different techniques. Protocols are described step-by-step, with reference to the necessary environment, conditions, skills and appropriate musical material. Receptive Methods in Music Therapy will prove indispensable to music therapy students, practitioners, educators and researchers.

Songwriting

Author: Felicity Baker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421440
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This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health problems. The authors explain the specific considerations to bear in mind when working with particular client groups to achieve the best clinical outcomes. All the contributors are experienced music therapy clinicians and researchers. They provide many case examples from clinical practice to illustrate the therapeutic methods being used, together with notated examples of songs produced in therapy. Particular emphasis is placed on how lyrics and music are created, including the theoretical approaches underpinning this process. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, clinical therapists, music therapists, educators, teachers and musicians.

Adolescents Music and Music Therapy

Author: Katrina McFerran
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849050198
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author presents an empowering approach to music therapy with adolescents that places the therapist in a collaborative relationship with the individual or group. A range of strategies are explored, including song sharing and improvisation.

CLINICAL IMPROVISATION TECHNIQUES IN MUSIC THERAPY A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS CLINICIANS AND EDUCATORS

Author: Debbie Carroll
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088918
Format: PDF, ePub
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Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy: A Guide for Students, Clinicians and Educators provides a clear and systematic approach to understanding and applying improvisational techniques. It is inspired by the taxonomy of clinical improvisation techniques as described by Kenneth Bruscia in his book, Improvisational Models of Music Therapy. Based on years of their own experimenting with the teaching of improvisation, the authors have evolved a particular developmental sequence for introducing basic techniques of improvising and applying them through role-play exercises that have been sensitively designed to bring out one’s innate musicality and one’s empathic regard. Part One provides an introduction to the techniques. Part Two focuses on how to apply the techniques with clinical intent in order to meet the diverse needs of a client, individually or in the context of a group. This section also addresses the need to enrich one’s own musicianship by providing musical resources, relevant references and guidelines for working with client’s playing. This “hands-on” guide fulfills the need for a clear process-oriented approach to mastering clinical improvisation techniques, and in a style that can be understood not only by music therapy students, clinicians and educators but also by health care administrators and providers alike.

Microanalysis in Music Therapy

Author: Thomas Wosch
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426674
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the context of music therapy, microanalysis is the detailed analysis of that short period of time during a music therapy session during which some kind of significant change takes place. These moments are crucial to the therapeutic process, and there is increasing interest amongst music therapists in understanding how they come about and whether there are ways of initiating them. The contributors to this groundbreaking book look at methods of micro process analyses used in a variety of music therapy contexts, both clinical and research-based. They outline their methods, which include using video and audio materials, interviewing, and monitoring the client's heart rate, and also give examples of the practical application of microanalysis from their clinical experience, including work with clients who have psychiatric illness, autism and other conditions. Microanalyses in Music Therapy provides a wealth of important theoretical and practical information for music therapy clinicians, educators and students.

Kontrapunkt

Author: Anna Enquist
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641025060
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Hörte sie nicht den Schmerz in dieser schlichten Melodie? Eine Mutter will die Erinnerung an ihre tragisch verstorbene Tochter lebendig erhalten. Sie stemmt sich gegen die verstreichende Zeit – und verzweifelt fast daran. Erst als sie, die ausgebildete Pianistin, wieder beginnt, Bachs Goldberg-Variationen am Klavier einzustudieren, erkennt sie, dass ihr die intensive Auseinandersetzung mit der Musik eine Brücke zu ihrer Tochter sein kann. Nichts ist schmerzlicher als der Verlust eines geliebten Menschen. Und nichts ist schrecklicher als das allmähliche Verblassen der Erinnerung an ihn. Nach dem tragischen Tod ihrer Tochter will sich die Mutter nicht damit abfinden, dass ihr die verstreichende Zeit die Erinnerungen nimmt oder verfälscht, dass sie mit der Vergangenheit abschließen und in die Zukunft blicken soll. Nein, sie will die Vergangenheit, in allen Einzelheiten will sie ihre geliebte Tochter sehen, lebendig, als Baby, als Mädchen, als junge Frau. Dann nimmt sie sich zum ersten Mal seit ihrer Zeit am Konservatorium die Goldberg-Variationen von Bach wieder vor, kauft Partituren, schreibt Fingersätze, beschäftigt sich mit Bachs Leben. Spielt und interpretiert. Dreißig Variationen, eine Aria am Anfang und am Schluss. Und das Wunder geschieht: Die Harmonie, die Vielstimmigkeit, die verschiedenen Formen und Klänge von Bachs Musik evozieren und begleiten Szenen aus dem Leben mit ihrer Tochter, von der Geburt bis zum Studienabschlussfest, Familienferien zu viert mit Mann und Sohn, Meinungsverschiedenheiten und Augenblicke größter Nähe. Selten wurden bisher so intensiv und klar Leben und Musik in eins gesetzt, und selten berührte ein Buch so tief.

Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy

Author: Michael H. Thaut
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191003670
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Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a form of music therapy developed for people suffering from cognitive, sensory, or motor dysfunctions - arising from neurological diseases of the nervous system. People who can benefit from this therapy include sufferers from: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). The Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy is a comprehensive landmark text presenting a new and revolutionary model of music in rehabilitation, therapy and medicine that is scientifically validated and clinically tested. Each of the 20 clinical techniques is described in detail with specific exercises, richly illustrated and with pertinent background information regarding research and clinical diagnoses. The book is a 'must have' for all neurologic music therapists and those who want to become one, clinicians, university faculty, and students alike. Physicians and therapists from other disciplines will find this tome an important guide to provide new insight how music can contribute significantly to brain rehabilitation and how Neurologic Music Therapists can be effective interdisciplinary providers in patient care.

Rezeptive Musiktherapie

Author: Isabelle Frohne-Hagemann
Publisher: Reichert Verlag
ISBN: 9783895003899
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Obwohl das Horen von Musik in der Musiktherapie eine viel langere Tradition hat als die sog. aktive Musiktherapie, bei der Patienten selber auf Instrumenten spielen, war die rezeptive Musiktherapie bisher eher Stiefkind der Musiktherapie. Erstmalig werden in diesem Buch nun verschiedene Formen rezeptiver Musiktherapie von 20 namhaften Autoren und Autorinnen ubersichtlich in Theorie und Praxis vorgestellt. Das Spektrum der methodischen Ansatze rezeptiver Musiktherapie und ihrer Anwendungsbereiche ist breit: funktionale Entspannungsarbeit mit Hilfe von Musik, tiefenpsychologisch fundierte imaginative Psychotherapieansatze mit und durch Musik, der Einsatz von Musik in der fruhesten Lebenszeit, in der Behandlung psychischer, sozialer oder organischer Erkrankungen beweisen dies auch anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele von Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen. Auch wird das Rezeptive unter sozialwissenschaftlichen, emotionstheoretischen und kulturtheoretischen Perspektiven beleuchtet, was neue Aspekte auf die therapeutische Arbeit wirft. Ein Gewinn fur alle Psychotherapeuten, die Musik als therapeutisches Medium in ihre Arbeit einbeziehen mochten.Die Autoren des Bandes: Monica Bissegger, Lars Ole Bonde, Hans-Helmut Decker-Voigt, Isabelle Frohne-Hagemann, Edith M. Geiger, Hartmut Kapteina, Dag Korlin, Carola Maack, Susanne Metzner, Monika Nocker-Ribaupierre, Helmut Rohrborn, Lony Schiltz, Andrea Schmucker, Christoph Schwabe, Ernst Walter Selle, Birgit Suselbeck-Schulz, Tonius Timmermann, Gerhard Tucek, Rosemarie Tupker, Thomas Wosc

Music Therapy Handbook

Author: Barbara L. Wheeler
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462518222
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rich with case material, this groundbreaking volume provides a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Experts review psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and describe major techniques, including the Nordoff-Robbins model and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. An expansive section on clinical applications examines music therapy with children and adults, as well as its recognized role in medical settings. Topics include autism spectrum disorder, school interventions, brain injury, and trauma. An authoritative resource for music therapists, the book also shows how music can be used by other mental health and medical professionals. The companion website features audio downloads illustrative of the Nordoff-Robbins model.