Psychology for Musicians

Author: Andreas C. Lehmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198033394
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become musicians of international class. Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.

Handbook of Music and Emotion

Author: Patrik N. Juslin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620726
Format: PDF, ePub
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Music's ability to express and arouse emotions is a mystery that has fascinated both experts and laymen at least since ancient Greece. The predecessor to this book 'Music and Emotion' (OUP, 2001) was critically and commercially successful and stimulated much further work in this area. In the years since publication of that book, empirical research in this area has blossomed, and the successor to 'Music and Emotion' reflects the considerable activity in this area. The Handbook of Music and Emotion offers an 'up-to-date' account of this vibrant domain. It provides comprehensive coverage of the many approaches that may be said to define the field of music and emotion, in all its breadth and depth. The first section offers multi-disciplinary perspectives on musical emotions from philosophy, musicology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, and sociology. The second section features methodologically-oriented chapters on the measurement of emotions via different channels (e.g., self report, psychophysiology, neuroimaging). Sections three and four address how emotion enters into different aspects of musical behavior, both the making of music and its consumption. Section five covers developmental, personality, and social factors. Section six describes the most important applications involving the relationship between music and emotion. In a final commentary, the editors comment on the history of the field, summarize the current state of affairs, as well as propose future directions for the field. The only book of its kind, The Handbook of Music and Emotion will fascinate music psychologists, musicologists, music educators, philosophers, and others with an interest in music and emotion (e.g., in marketing, health, engineering, film, and the game industry). It will be a valuable resource for established researchers in the field, a developmental aid for early-career researchers and postgraduate research students, and a compendium to assist students at various levels. In addition, as with its predecessor, it will also attract interest from practising musicians and lay readers fascinated by music and emotion.

Musical Excellence

Author: Aaron Williamon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198525356
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers performers, teachers, and researchers, new perspectives and practical guidance for enhancing performance and managing the stress that typically accompanies performance situations. It draws together the findings of pioneering initiatives from across the arts and sciences.

The Balanced Musician

Author: Lesley Sisterhen McAllister
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810882930
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Alexander Technique Resource Book: A Reference Guide by John B. Harer and Sharon Munden (Scarecrow Press 2009) Paper $45.00 LTD sales: 199 units, $6,615 netThe Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury by Alan H. D. Watson (Scarecrow Press 2009) Cloth w/ CD-ROM $90.00; Paper w/ CD-ROM $55.00 Cloth LTD sales: 141, $9,457 net Paper LTD sales: 470, $19,167 net Combined LTD sales: $28,624 netThe Craft of Piano Playing: A New Approach to Piano Technique by Alan Fraser Illustrated by Sonya Ardan (Scarecrow Press 2003) Paper $43.95 LTD sales: 4,001 units, $106,247 net.

Sociology for Music Teachers

Author: Professor Emeritus of Music Education at University of Illinois and Adjunct Professor of Music Education Richard Colwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344065
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate and doctoral courses in music education. Outlining the basic aspects, constructs and concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective, this volume introduces students to the discipline as a tool in understanding their own work. The text shows how certain academics in music, sociology and education have thought about the relationship of music to education, schooling and society and examines the consequences of such thinking for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. School music teaching is imbedded in two major societal traditions: (1) the tradition of music making, listening, and responding; and (2) the tradition of education as a societal mandate. The first tradition holds firmly to music artistry and musicological scholarship, the latter of which includes music sociology. The second tradition, that of education as a field of study, relies mostly on pedagogical principles rooted equally in psychology and sociology. Hildegard Froehlich bases the book upon the premise that a music teacher's work is equally shaped by both traditions. The more music teachers become aware of how societal structures shape their own lives as well as the lives of their students, colleagues, and superiors; the more "reality-based" their teaching will become. Society is a composite of communities in which different social classes, groups, and reference groups co-exist-to varying degrees of compatibility due to real or perceived differences in norms and values as well as hierarchies of power. Informed or intuitive choices made by an individual indicate allegiances to particular groups, how those groups are structured hierarchically; and where and how each individual fits into those hierarchies. This is true for the music world as it is true for the world of education.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Author: Susan Hallam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191034460
Format: PDF
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The 2nd edition of the Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology updates the original landmark text and provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in this fast growing area of research. Covering both experimental and theoretical perspectives, each of the 11 sections is edited by an internationally recognised authority in the area. The first ten parts present chapters that focus on specific areas of music psychology: the origins and functions of music; music perception, responses to music; music and the brain; musical development; learning musical skills; musical performance; composition and improvisation; the role of music in everyday life; and music therapy. In each part authors critically review the literature, highlight current issues and explore possibilities for the future. The final part examines how, in recent years, the study of music psychology has broadened to include a range of other disciplines. It considers the way that research has developed in relation to technological advances, and points the direction for further development in the field. With contributions from internationally recognised experts across 55 chapters, it is an essential resource for students and researchers in psychology and musicology.

Music Thought and Feeling

Author: William Forde Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199947317
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examining the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience, Music, Thought, and Feeling, Second Edition, surveys the rapidly growing field of music cognition and explores its most interesting questions. Assuming minimal background in music or psychology, the book begins with an overview of the major theories on how and when music became a widespread aspect of human behavior.New to this Edition:Enhanced coverage of music therapyThe most recent theory and researchImproved pedagogy, including enhanced definitions of key terms and a reworked organization of topicsAn accompanying open-access website featuring audio samples created specifically for this text

The Cambridge Companion to Ravel

Author: Deborah Mawer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521648561
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.

Minds on Music

Author: Michele Kaschub
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 160709195X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook enhances preservice and practicing music educators' understanding of ways to successfully engage children in music composition. It offers both a rationale for the presence of composition in the music education program and a thorough review of what we know of children's compositional practices to date. Minds On Music offers a solid foundation for planning and implementing composition lessons with students in grades PreK-12.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education

Author: Ana Lucía Frega
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195394739
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education, editors Wayne D. Bowman and Ana Lucia Frega have drawn together a variety of philosophical perspectives from the profession's most exciting scholars from all over the world. Rather than relegating philosophical inquiry to moot questions and abstract situations, the contributors to this volume address everyday concerns faced by music educators everywhere. Emphasizing clarify, fairness, rigor, and utility above all, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education will challenge music educators all over the world to make their own decisions and ultimately contribute to the conversation themselves.