Groups in Music

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843100812
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/3/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 1,193,657
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables 11
List of Figures 11
Acknowledgements 12
Introduction: Music, Society and Shifting Music Therapy 13
Pt. I Planning: Thinking Ahead 21
1 Planning Our Discourses 23
2 Institutions, Idiosyncrasies and the Larger Picture 32
3 In-groups, Out-groups, Norms and Membership 40
4 Instrumental Thinking and Sound Thoughts 56
5 On Being Formed by Music 66
6 Considering the Music Space 79
7 Aims, Tasks, Roles and the Outer Track 87
Pt. II Executing: 'Doing' 101
8 Forming Groups and Groups Forming: Quick time, music time and sound deeds 103
9 Group Flow, Group Pulse - Finding the Groove 115
10 Whose Group? Whose Music? (and Whose Expectations?) 125
11 Group Rituals 138
12 Live Meanings - Listening to Music 146
13 Team Building and Conflict Resolution 161
Pt. III Reflecting: Thinking Back and Forth 173
14 How Formed is Your Listening? (and How Informed is Your Speaking) 175
15 Persons as Music (and Finding the Groove) 183
16 Group Music, Identity and Society 193
17 Absence, Presence and Climate Control 205
18 Group Process and the 'Inner Track' 213
19 Evaluating and Ending 221
In Conclusion 236
Recommended Reading 239
Subject Index 246
Author Index 252
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