Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills / Edition 1

Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills / Edition 1

by Andreas C. Lehmann, John A. Sloboda, Robert H. Woody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195146107

ISBN-13: 9780195146103

Pub. Date: 02/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become

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Overview

What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become musicians of international class.

Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195146103
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
806,178
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Musical Learning
Science and Musical Skills     5
Development     25
Motivation     44
Practice     61
Musical Skills
Expression and Interpretation     85
Reading or Listening and Remembering     107
Composition and Improvisation     127
Managing Performance Anxiety     145
Musical Roles
The Performer     165
The Teacher     185
The Listener     205
The User     224
References     243
Index     265

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