Music and mind in everyday life

Music and mind in everyday life

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198525578
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/20/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric Clarke is Heather Professor of Music at the University of Oxford. He has published on topics including the psychology of performance, the perception and production of musical rhythm, 6music and meaning, music and ecological theory, and the impact of recording on listening. He is the author of Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning (OUP, 2005) and is co-editor (with Nicholas Cook) of Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects.

Dr. Nicola Dibben is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield. Her research is in the broad area of music, mind and culture. She has published numerous articles on music cognition and emotion, representations of gender in music, and popular music and has a book forthcoming in 2009 on the popular musician Björk.

Dr. Stephanie Pitts is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield. She has research interests in music education and psychology, and is the author of two books including Valuing Musical Participation (2005), a study of adults' amateur involvement in music.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Music in people's lives

Making Music

Chapter 2 Motivations and skills

Chapter 3 Expression and communication in performance

Chapter 4 Improvising and composing

Using Music

Chapter 5 Hearing and listening

Chapter 6 Individuals using music

Chapter 7 Groups using music

Acquiring Music

Chapter 8 Lifelong musical development

Chapter 9 Contexts for learning

Chapter 10 The psychology of music - an overview
1. Music in people's lives
Making Music
2. Motivations and skills
3. Expression and communication in performance
4. Improvising and composing
Using Music
5. Hearing and listening
6. Individuals using music
7. Groups using music
Acquiring Music
8. Lifelong musical development
9. Contexts for learning
10. The psychology of music - an overview

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