Musical imagination and creativity are amongst the most abstract and complex aspects of musical behaviour. This book is a wide ranging, multidisciplinary review of the latest theory and research on musical creativity, performance and perception by some of the most eminent scholars in their respective disciplines.
Why do some children take up music, while others don't? Why do some excel, while others give up? 'Music in our lives' takes an innovative approach to answering these questions. It is drawn from a research project that spanned fourteen years, and closely followed the lives of over 150 children learning music - with enlightening conclusions.
Music Therapy and Parent Infant Bonding is the first title in the field of music therapy to explore the contribution that music therapy can make in the very early years, for instance in situations regarding adopted children, or in ameliorating the effects of maternal depression on the parent-infant relationship.
Music and the Mind brings together an outstanding, international team of authorities from the fields of music and psychology, to celebrate the life and work of John Sloboda. In addition the book reviews and takes stock of where the field of music psychology stands 25 years after Sloboda's classic work 'The Musical Mind' first appeared.
This book explores the social and the cultural contexts in which creativity in music occurs. It considers what constitutes creativity, taking a cross cultural view of music, and investigating creative processes far beyond just the classical music genre - including electronic media, popular music, and improvised music.
'Communicative Musicality' explores the intrinsic musical nature of human interaction. Groundbreaking studies have demonstrated that in mother/infant communication there exist noticeable patterns of timing, pulse, voice timbre, and gesture.This landmark book examines the nature of musical expression in human communication from infancy upwards.
The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. Yet what musical knowledge is 3equired for improvisation? How does a musician learn to improvise? What are the neural correlates of improvised performance? These are some of the questions explored in this unique and fascinating new book.
A successor to the acclaimed 'Music and Emotion', The Handbook of Music and Emotion provides comprehensive coverage of the field, in all its breadth and depth. As well as summarizing what is currently known about music and emotion, it will also stimulate further research in promising directions that have been little studied.
Applied Musicology explores and demonstrates how musicology can influence and inform the psychological study of music. Including chapters on a range of topics including, perfect pitch, music and autistic savants, and anticipatory processes in music, the book establishes and lays the foundations for a new field of enquiry
The Origins of Music, by Carl Stumpf - one of the founding fathers of Gestalt psychology, was first published in German in 1911. Within the book, he discussed the origin and forms of musical activity as well as various theories on the origin of music. This is the first time that this important work is available in English.
Felicity Baker and Jeanette Tamplin combine research findings with their own clinical experience and present step-by-step instructions and guidelines on how to implement music therapy techniques for a range of therapeutic needs. Photographs clearly illustrate interventions for physical rehabilitation.
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.
Providing an introduction to the techniques and practical concerns of leading an orchestra, this text proceeds from the basic conducting patterns to explorations of performance practice issues and rehearsal techniques.
The twenty-two chapters of this international book reflect the breadth and scope of music therapy practice in the world today. Divided into two areas - clinical practice and research - sections have been ordered according to the chronological ages of the subjects, the dominant presenting problem of the client group, or the approach employed.
Tired of being rejected by the music industry? Chasing record companies and never getting a straight answer? Want to know the best way to approach record companies and understand what A and R guys really think? This guide not only help you understand how the music industry works, it also provides you with the knowledge to make it work for you.
Music therapist Mercedes Pavlicevic develops a broad-based discourse to describe, analyse and guide the practice of group musicking, drawing on her own extensive experience. The text is illustrated with vignettes drawn from a range of formal and informal settings. If you're involved in any kind of group musicking, this book is for you.
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 and also give examples of the practical application of microanalysis from their clinical experience.
The contributors describe their approaches to family work with different client groups. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment.
By drawing extensively from current literature on music and developmental psychology, music therapy, psychotherapy and music theory, this book encourages music therapists not to compromise the musical process at the heart of their practice, but to use these with authority - the authority that this book seeks to provide.
Drawing on literature from philosophy, anthropology, psychology and musicology, Boyce-Tillman looks at musical traditions and notions of healing in different societies. Her work includes a number of case studies in various cultures - spirit possession cults in Africa and shamans in various traditions.
In the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from therapists working in different countries with different approaches, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be.
Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge explore the concept of melody within its historical context and investigate current theories of melody. They make recommendations for choosing an appropriate method of analysing melodic improvisation, and utilise case studies to demonstrate these analyses in practice.