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Analyzing musical prodigiousness using Gagné’s Integrative Model of Talent Development

Françoys Gagné and Gary E. McPherson

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

We survey three interlocking talent development models: the Differentiating Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT), the Developmental Model for Natural Abilities (DMNA), and their merging into a ... More


The career decisions of musical prodigies

Jae Yup Jung and Paul Evans

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter draws on the literature on musical prodigies and prodigies in general, career decision-making theory, the development of music professionals, and the career decisions of gifted ... More


Musical prodigies within the virtual stage of YouTube

Freya M. de Mink and Gary E. McPherson

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines YouTube as a medium for accessing the videos of young music performers. Comparisons of the characteristics of prodigy performances in the past and present are explored, and the ... More


Syzygies, social worlds, and exceptional achievement in music

Robert Faulkner and Jane W. Davidson

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The gifted and talented research literature has long acknowledged that both innate predispositions and environmentally afforded skills and competencies interact in individual progression. These ... More


Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Gary E. McPherson (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Until now, no single resource has attempted to bring together such a varied range of disciplines to study the phenomenon of the musical prodigy, nor attempted to cover such a diverse range of topics. ... More


Prodigies of music composition: Cognitive abilities and developmental antecedents

Lena Quinto, Paolo Ammirante, Michael H. Connors, and William Forde Thompson

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Prodigies of music composition exhibit a range of cognitive skills that differentiate them from other prodigies. However, there is little understanding of the nature of these skills, how they are ... More


Musicological reports on early 20th century musical prodigies: The beginnings of an objective assessment

Reinhard Kopiez and Andreas C. Lehmann

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Popular anecdotal accounts do not satisfy rigorous scientific standards but can be very useful for cross-historical comparisons of precocious achievements. Fortunately, more objective scientific ... More


The musical child prodigy (wunderkind) in music history: a historiometric analysis

Reinhard Kopiez

in Music and the Mind: Essays in honour of John Sloboda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199581566
eISBN:
9780191804502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199581566.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This historiometric study on the musical child prodigy (wunderkind) is based on a sample of 213 European-wide reports in Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (the most important music journal in the first ... More


Transitioning musical abilities into expertise and beyond: The role of psychosocial skills in developing prodigious talent

Rena F. Subotnik, Linda Jarvin, Andrew Thomas, and Geesoo Maie Lee

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Entry into a conservatory program is a rigorous process whereby talented young musicians must demonstrate their abilities with confidence and grace in front of a panel of expert faculty. Among the ... More


Jack Teagarden’s Southwestern Sound: A musical prodigy and his field

Alex W. Rodriguez

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the early life and musical development of Weldon Leo “Jack” Teagarden (1905–1964), a trombone virtuoso whose unique style set an important precedent for early jazz practice. ... More


The brain’s rapid encoding of rule-governed domains of knowledge: A case analysis of a musical prodigy

Larry Vandervert

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Advances in understandings that the brain’s cerebellum and cerebral cortex collaborate in the development and ongoing operation of working memory offer new insights on how deliberate practice ... More


The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Dina Kirnarskaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

One of the great mysteries of music is how it affects us in many ways. Whether talking about our individual tastes as listeners, or individual differences as performers, what are the psychological ... More


Development of timing skills

Thenille Braun Janzen, Paolo Ammirante, and William Forde Thompson

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Music is intimately connected with the experience of rhythmic movement. This unique relation between music and movement depends on a complex set of timing skills that are developed throughout ... More


A folk song prodigy? Considering the exceptional musical childhood of Chilean folklorist Margot Loyola

Dan Bendrups

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter is concerned with exceptional musical talent in the context of Chilean folk song. It presents the childhood musical experiences of famous Chilean folklorist Margot Loyola Palacios as a ... More


Vernon Duke: Born: October 10, 1903, Parafianovo (Minsk), Russia Born: October 10, 1903, Parafianovo (Minsk), Russia Died: January 17, 1969, Santa Monica, California

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Vernon Duke. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Vladimir Alexandrovitch ... More


Glenn Gould: Conventional prodigy, unconventional professional

S. Timothy Maloney

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Glenn Gould (1932–1982), the iconoclastic Canadian pianist who championed the keyboard music of J.S. Bach, was a relative “late bloomer” compared to many prodigies. Despite abundant signs of ... More


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