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The Development of Musical Abilities

William Forde Thompson and E. Glenn Schellenberg

in MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304565
eISBN:
9780199850723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter offers a panoramic survey of topics and issues in developmental psychology. While emphasizing cognitive aspects, it also incorporates sociological and cultural aspects. The discussion is ... More


Musical transactions, the power of expression, and the self-regulation of musical development

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0058
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This book has offered a reasoned summary of over 150 musical lives, showing how each has unique and complex paths to varying types of participation from listening to performing. This chapter ... More


Music in our lives: a developmental explanation

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0052
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

One of the distinctive features of the current longitudinal study is a tracing of many points along musical lifelines from childhood to early adulthood. This has allowed researchers to identify ... More


Anthony and Alistair: a smooth progression to talent?

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0044
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on two study participants who have both acquired high levels of expertise in traditional Western classical musicianship along unique syzygistic trajectories. The analyses are ... More


Music-Making as a Lifelong Development and Resource for Health

Heiner Gembris

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter has two main topics: Firstly, music-making (in terms of singing and playing instruments) is described as an activity that has to be seen in the context of the general human (musical) ... More


Musical development and education

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567424
eISBN:
9780191693656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses the vast and interrelated topics of developmental social psychology of music and music education. This chapter has two broad sections: the approach adopted in the chapter to ... More


Lily and Bryan: exits and entrances in musical lives

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0048
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how the detail of social, biological, and psychological experience — personal relationships, institutional and domestic beliefs and practices, personal appropriations of music's ... More


The Prehistory of Chinese Music Theory: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture On Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Robert Bagley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the prehistory of Chinese music theory. The earliest texts about the music theory in China are the inscriptions of the musical instruments found inside the tomb of Marquis Yi ... More


Positive Youth Musical Engagement

Susan A. O'neill

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter considers the concept of diversity and the social groups associated with musical engagement during childhood and adolescence. In ... More


From childhood participation to adulthood involvement and experiences

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0038
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reflects upon the young musicians initially surveyed and the research evidence discussed along the way. It examines these early theorizations and predictions in light of the current ... More


The development of artistic and musical competence

David Hargreaves

in Musical Beginnings: Origins and Development of Musical Competence

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523321
eISBN:
9780191688881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523321.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Studies of musical development in various disciplines have led to the discovery of a number of ways in which to define musical development and musical competence. Here, the researcher establishes ... More


Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Why do some children take up music, while others don't? Why do some excel, whilst others give up? Why do some children favour classical music, whilst others prefer rock? These are questions that have ... More


The Individual and Social Worlds of Children's Musical Creativity

Pamela Burnard

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter examines how creativity can be understood in relation to children's musical development and the specific lines of development that ... More


Initial music learning and practice

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the cohort of students whose musical lives were traced from the age of seven until their early twenties. It begins in 1997 at the outset of the project, when researchers first ... More


The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Gary McPherson (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This book is a handbook of musical development from conception to late adolescence. Within twenty-four chapters it celebrates the richness and diversity of the many ... More


Tristram: speaking about my own musical life, development, and identity

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0050
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents the reflective musical life-story of Tristram. His musical life seems to capture what the changing self might look or sound like musically, from his early sampling of musical ... More


Environmental Influences

Heiner Gembris and Jane W. Davidson

in The Science & Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195138108
eISBN:
9780199849291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Environmental and genetic factors affect individual development from fetus to adult, both generally and in the case of music. This chapter considers the difference between shared and nonshared ... More


Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146103
eISBN:
9780199851164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146103.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book provides a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians, performers, music educators, and studio teachers. Designed to address the needs and ... More


Computers and Technology

Peter R. Webster and Maud Hickey

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

What has rarely been considered is how advances in music technology might help to support practically the actual developmental understanding of ... More


Lifelong musical development

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

in Music and mind in everyday life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses the processes and factors involved in the development of an individual's musical skills throughout his life. It also takes into consideration the maturational processes that ... More


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