Why do some children take up music, while others dont? Why do some excel, whilst others give up? Why do some children favour classical music, whilst others prefer rock? 'Music in our lives' takes an innovative approach to trying to answer these questions. It is drawn from a research project that spanned fourteen years, and closely followed the lives of over 150 children learning music - from their seventh to their twenty second birthdays. Accessibly written by three leading researchers in the fields of music education and music psychology, this book makes a powerful contribution to understanding the dynam
This book explores the various ways music affects people and how they create meaning from everyday musical experiences, from infancy through old age. These experiences help us construct meaning and understanding of ourselves, our cultures, and our world. The contributors examine the nature of musical experience and how it changes throughout our lifespan.
Discusses the musical behaviours of young children and suggests musical experiences that are appropriate and meaningful for children in early childhood programs.
Music research has entered something of a Golden Age. Technological advances and scholarly inquiry have merged in interdisciplinary studies—drawing on psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and other fields—that illuminate the musical nature of our species. This volume develops, supports and challenges that body of research, examining key issues in the field, such as the difficulty of writing about music, the formation of musical preferences, the emotional impact of musical sounds, the comparison of music and language, the impulse for making music and the connection between music and spirituality.
Kathleen Higgins argues that the arguments that Plato used to defend the ethical value of music are still applicable today. Music encourages ethically valuable attitudes and behavior, provides practice in skills that are valuable in ethical life, and symbolizes ethical ideals.
Music and Music Education in People's Lives is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Designed for music teachers, students, and scholars of music education, as well as educational administrators and policy makers, this first book in the set provides a framework for understanding the content and context of music education, and for future action within the profession. A broad examination of the philosophical, psychological, cultural, international, and contextual issues that underpin a wide variety of teaching environments or individual attributes is paired with 25 relevant and insightful commentaries from established scholars and music educators. Taken as a whole, Music and Music Education in People's Lives gives clear direction to how the discipline of music education can achieve even greater political, theoretical and professional strength. Contributors Harold F. Abeles, Nick Beach, Wayne D. Bowman, Liora Bresler, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Richard Colwell, Robert A. Cutietta, David J. Elliott, Sergio Figueiredo, Lucy Green, Wilfried Gruhn, David Hargreaves, Sarah Hennessy, Liane Hentschke, Donald A. Hodges, Christopher M. Johnson, Estelle R. Jorgensen, Andreas C. Lehmann, Richard Letts, Håkan Lundström, Raymond MacDonald, Clifford K. Madsen, Andrew J. Martin, Marie McCarthy, Katrina McFerran, Gary E. McPherson, Bradley Merrick, Dorothy Miell, Graça Mota, Bruno Nettl, Bengt Olsson, Susan A. O'Neill, Johnmarshall Reeve, Bennett Reimer, James Renwick, Huib Schippers, Wendy L. Sims, David J. Teachout, Rena Upitis, Peter R. Webster, Graham F. Welch, Paul Woodford
The book was written for all students, not just the musically-gifted. It encourages students to view music from a social context rather than as abstract information.
Teaching Music in American Society is a comprehensive textbook designed for students who seek to be certified in music education to teach K-12 music in American public and private schools. It covers the issues facing music education, including the functional role of music within school environments and community settings, the role and function of a music teacher within the music profession and the general education profession, the role of music within the overall school curriculum, and the school music program and local, state, and national issues/policies.
How Music Helps is not just a book about music therapy. It has the more ambitious aim to promote (from a music therapist's perspective) a better understanding of 'music and change' in our personal and social life. Ansdell's theoretical synthesis links the tradition of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and its recent developments in Community Music Therapy to contemporary music sociology and music studies. This book will be relevant to practitioners, academics and researchers looking for a broad-based theoretical perspective to guide further study and policy in music, well-being, and health.
Christopher Hartley is the chair of the English department at the North Campus of Garden State Universitya place he refers to as a minimum intellectual facility. Recently returned from a medical leave begun after the death of his wife, Holly, sixteen months earlier, he is seeking some measure of peace. As Chris prepares a brand-new course called Music in Literature, he hopes the combination of the two disciplinesa pairing that has always fascinated himwill help him overcome his grief and deal with the estrangement of his daughter, Ivy. Peace, however, is as elusive as music itself. As he deals with his own health problems and the possibility of a new relationship with a much younger colleague, Chris moves through a chaotic and occasionally amusing fugue in which lust, love, self-worth, redemption, and meaning interweave. This complex novel explores how music and literature aid one man as he deals with grief, considers the meaning of life and death, and struggles to come to terms with his own mortality.
Music in Groups happens all the time: in the street, the classroom, in music colleges, community centres, hospitals, prisons, churches and concert halls; at raves, weddings, music festivals, public ceremonies, music therapy sessions, group music lessons, concerts and rehearsals. Some group musicking seems to 'work' (and play) better than others; some sessions feel exhausting even if things are going well; and at other times, we can't begin to explain the complex musical and relational textures of group music work to funders, employers, friends, colleagues, or line managers. In this book, music therapist Mercédès Pavlicevic develops a broad-based discourse to describe, analyse and guide the practice of group musicking, drawing on her own extensive experience. The text is illustrated with vignettes drawn from a range of formal and informal settings that include spontaneous public occasions, collective rituals, special and mainstream education, music therapy, the concert hall, the music appreciation group and community work. This book makes you think about balancing individual and group needs, the development of group time, dealing with over-enthusiastic performers who 'hog' the group sound, undercurrents in music groups, the complications of dealing with institutions, preparing music listening programmes and buying instruments for group work - if you're involved in any kind of group musicking, this book is for you.
This book takes an original approach to teaching about qualitative research by providing rich examples of stories of various student qualitative research experiences.
Here She Comes Now brings together some of America’s best music writers – such as Susan Choi, recipient of the inaugural PEN / W.G. Sebald award, Daniel Walters, whose credits include the screenplay for Heathers, and Alina Simon, whose novel Note to Self was described as ‘hilarious’ by Amanda Palmer - to explore incredible women in popular music. Often wryly amusing – even occasionally heart-rending – and covering artists from Dolly Parton and Nina Simone to Bjork, Taylor Swift and Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna, this is a feisty celebration of the transformative power of musicians who have truly rocked our world. The full list of artists covered is: Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Sinéad O’Connor, Mary J. Blige, June Carter Cash, Björk, Ronnie Spector, Laurie Anderson, Judee Sill, Patti Smith, Nina Simone, Poly Styrene, Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon, Kate Bush, P.J. Harvey, Loretta Lynn, Sandy Denny, Tina Turner, Kathleen Hanna, Liz Phair, Madonna and Miley Cyrus.
Often we sit wondering, “Is this all there is?” We so much need to find out what brings real peace. How and where could we begin to find the honest and genuine meaning to our existence? Many of us realize that something is missing. We look for magic answers and when they run their course we feel even emptier. If we are looking in the right places we realize there is another dimension, a spiritual dimension. When one searches in the spiritual dimension there is a time when a spiritual rebirth is sought and realized—a spiritual rebirth that creates in us a new existence, a new life. It is where belief, emotions, and the spiritual experience become one within. This can happen to a searcher when that person realizes the validity of spiritual truths and allows them to unite within. We can have this experience as a Buddhist, a Jewish or Kabbalist believer, a Christian, Muslim, Native American, or cult believer. This experience can have a life changing effect on the person. What happens is the new belief brings a realization that old habit patterns, appetites, desires, and ways of living have brought about emptiness and darkness. The new belief shines its light on the darkness. These spiritual truths give us another way to think about our life. Our emotions are brought to a higher level. As we live our new life we are transformed.
Anita came to Mumbai for work and coming to the city of Mumbai was getting a second life . Living in Mumbai for last ten years , how her life unfolded in front of her eyes and how she made peace with herself , how she learnt to be herself , accept herself the way she is and continuously evolve in this journey. Vadapav in Mumbai is an Ode to the spirit to the city of Mumbai ,how the city has brought out the best in Anitas Life and made her the person that she is becoming . The one message she has her through his book is Be Yourself and its okay when life happens to us in more than one ways. The idea is not to pre-judge oneself too early-on in life and give yourself a chance .
Massive Music Moments' chronicles over 100 of the most memorable music events of the last fifty years, whether shocking, shameful, uplifting or inspiring.