Groups in Music

Groups in Music

by Mercedes Pavlicevic
     
 

In recent years there has been increasing interest in the implementation of group music therapy. Literature to analyze, guide and further this practice is long overdue, so in this book Mercedes Pavlicevic develops a discourse for the music therapists, musicians and teachers who use music groups. By drawing on her own extensive experience, she provides a broad-based

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In recent years there has been increasing interest in the implementation of group music therapy. Literature to analyze, guide and further this practice is long overdue, so in this book Mercedes Pavlicevic develops a discourse for the music therapists, musicians and teachers who use music groups. By drawing on her own extensive experience, she provides a broad-based understanding of how groups function when music is introduced. Amongst other topics, she looks at the challenge of balancing individual and group needs, the development of 'group time' and the difficulty of dealing with group members who are reluctant to take part. With each chapter illustrated by clinical vignettes taken from a wide range of settings such as education, community work and health, Groups in Music provides a solid but varied framework from which to reflect on the experience and dynamic of group music therapy that will prove essential to all those involved in its practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843100812
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
1,287,396
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables11
List of Figures11
Acknowledgements12
Introduction: Music, Society and Shifting Music Therapy13
Pt. IPlanning: Thinking Ahead21
1Planning Our Discourses23
2Institutions, Idiosyncrasies and the Larger Picture32
3In-groups, Out-groups, Norms and Membership40
4Instrumental Thinking and Sound Thoughts56
5On Being Formed by Music66
6Considering the Music Space79
7Aims, Tasks, Roles and the Outer Track87
Pt. IIExecuting: 'Doing'101
8Forming Groups and Groups Forming: Quick time, music time and sound deeds103
9Group Flow, Group Pulse - Finding the Groove115
10Whose Group? Whose Music? (and Whose Expectations?)125
11Group Rituals138
12Live Meanings - Listening to Music146
13Team Building and Conflict Resolution161
Pt. IIIReflecting: Thinking Back and Forth173
14How Formed is Your Listening? (and How Informed is Your Speaking)175
15Persons as Music (and Finding the Groove)183
16Group Music, Identity and Society193
17Absence, Presence and Climate Control205
18Group Process and the 'Inner Track'213
19Evaluating and Ending221
In Conclusion236
Recommended Reading239
Subject Index246
Author Index252

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