Groups in Music

Groups in Music

by Mercedes Pavlicevic
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843100819

ISBN-13: 9781843100812

Pub. Date: 04/03/2003

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Music in Groups happens all the time: in the street, the classroom, in music colleges, community centres, hospitals, prisons, churches and concert halls; at raves, weddings, music festivals, public ceremonies, music therapy sessions, group music lessons, concerts and rehearsals.

Some group musicking seems to 'work' (and play) better than others; some sessions

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Overview

Music in Groups happens all the time: in the street, the classroom, in music colleges, community centres, hospitals, prisons, churches and concert halls; at raves, weddings, music festivals, public ceremonies, music therapy sessions, group music lessons, concerts and rehearsals.

Some group musicking seems to 'work' (and play) better than others; some sessions feel exhausting even if things are going well; and at other times, we can't begin to explain the complex musical and relational textures of group music work to funders, employers, friends, colleagues, or line managers. In this book, music therapist Mercédès 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 that include spontaneous public occasions, collective rituals, special and mainstream education, music therapy, the concert hall, the music appreciation group and community work.

This book makes you think about balancing individual and group needs, the development of group time, dealing with over-enthusiastic performers who 'hog' the group sound, undercurrents in music groups, the complications of dealing with institutions, preparing music listening programmes and buying instruments for group work - if you're involved in any kind of group musicking, this book is for you.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843100812
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Music, society, and shifting music therapy. PART ONE: Planning: Thinking ahead. 1. Planning our discourses. 2. Institutions, idiosyncrasies, and the larger picture. 3. In-groups, out-groups, norms and membership. 4. Instrumental thinking and sound thoughts. 5. On being formed by music. 6. Considering the music space. 7. Aims, tasks, roles and the outer track. PART TWO: Executing: 'Doing'. 8. Forming groups and groups forming: Quick time, music time and sound deeds. 9. Group flow, group pulse - finding the groove. 10. Whose group? Whose music? (And whose expectations?) 11. Group rituals. 12. Live meanings - listening to music. 13. Team building and conflict resolution. PART THREE: Reflecting: Thinking back and forth. 14. How formed is your listening? (And how informed is your speaking?) 15. Persons as music (and finding the groove). 16. Group music, identity and society. 17. Absence, presence and climate control. 18. Group process and the 'inner track'. 19. Evaluating and ending. In Conclusion. Recommended Reading. Index.

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