The Music Effect / Edition 1

The Music Effect / Edition 1

by Daniel J. Schneck
     
 

Music is well known to have a significant effect on physiology and is widely used as an effective therapeutic tool in stress and pain management, rehabilitation, and behavior modification, but its effects are not well understood. This book explains what "music" is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological

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Music is well known to have a significant effect on physiology and is widely used as an effective therapeutic tool in stress and pain management, rehabilitation, and behavior modification, but its effects are not well understood. This book explains what "music" is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, and form, and their effects on the body are explored in detail, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. Case studies and evidence from research and practice show how music therapy can benefit people with, among other conditions, autistic spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, schizophrenia, and sensory difficulties, among other conditions. The Music Effect is an essential resource for music therapists, clinicians, educators and anyone with an interest in holistic therapy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107712
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
1,461,744
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Introduction17
Ch. 2What is this thing called "music"?27
Ch. 3Principles of physics and the elements of music38
Ch. 4Principles of physiology and the elements of sensory information-processing61
Ch. 5Fear and the instinct for survival : what happens when the set-points go awry?90
Ch. 6Physiological entrainment117
Ch. 7Rhythm in music and physiology138
Ch. 8Melody : the pitch of human emotion160
Ch. 9Timbre, harmony, and dynamics : adding richness and depth to rhythm and melody190
Ch. 10Form : creating aesthetic wholeness221
Ch. 11Nature expressed through nurture240
Ch. 12Coda : where are they now?250

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