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Survey of all reactions

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0037
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The analysis of the content in all the 1,350 accounts has been a long and arduous process. It reveals a total of about 150 different reactions (aspects). These have been arranged in a scheme — a ... More


Music at concerts:: classical music

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Many strong experiences with music take place at concerts. This chapter presents accounts of experiences of adults at concerts of classical music. Concerts of classical music usually take place in ... More


Experiences during ONE’S teenage years

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a selection of accounts that illustrate different aspects of strong experiences of music during the teenage years. They are divided into the following themes: meeting one's ... More


Overview, comparisons, questions, outlooks

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0046
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with a summary of this investigation of strong experiences with music. It then presents comparisons with earlier studies and similarities with other strong experiences. It ... More


When performing music oneself

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents selected accounts of strong experiences with music when making music, that is, playing or singing, alone or together with others. The accounts have been divided into six groups. ... More


Music and religious experiences

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Religion and music have always been closely associated. Regardless of which religion, music is an important part of rites and cult activities, sometimes even dance. This chapter presents accounts of ... More


General points about the accounts

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents some general points about the accounts provided by participants in the study. The accounts comprise strong experiences with music that took place during a period of almost 100 ... More


Merging with the music

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

When music takes over, the surrounding world disappears. Time stands still, all that counts is the music and oneself, here and now. This chapter presents accounts that illuminate the concordance ... More


Introduction

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This introductory chapter begins with a very brief background to the study of strong experiences with music (SEM) that is presented in this book. The strongest driving forces behind the study have ... More


Music as therapy

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

In several earlier accounts, there have been glimpses of how strong experiences with music can have a therapeutic effect. It is, however, difficult to determine where the border might be said to run ... More


Inner music

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

One can think of a piece of music and ‘hear’ it inside one's head. Several of our participants mention, for example, that they sometimes think back to the strong experience and imagine how the music ... More


Music and transcendence

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

In accounts of strong experiences with music, the experience is sometimes described with words such as ‘magical’, ‘mysterious’, ‘supernatural’, or ‘extraterrestrial’. The narrator feels as if he/she ... More


How the investigation was carried out

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes how the investigation for this book was carried out. The purpose of the investigation was to gain an overview of reactions that can occur in strong experiences with music. It ... More


Singing in a choir

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Singing in a choir is something that hundreds of thousands of people in Sweden are involved in. Choirs of all types are to be found throughout the country, even in small communities, ranging from ... More


Music in love: happy and unhappy

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents selected accounts of strong experiences with music in connection with love. Love is often connected with music. Music can function as a catalyst in a loving relationship and in ... More


Music in nature

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents accounts of strong experiences with music out in nature. The natural environment — its beauty, special qualities, stillness, or wildness, associations that it gives rise to — is ... More


New insights, new possibilities

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The accounts in this chapter provide examples of other positive effects of strong experiences with music. Music can open the door to a completely new world of emotions, something that perhaps applies ... More


Music from and in other cultures

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0032
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The accounts in the material for this book are for the greater part about experiences connected with various types of Western music. There are also, however, a number of accounts of unforgettable ... More


Metaphors and similes

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0036
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

It has often been said — by musicians, philosophers, writers, and others — that words do not suffice to describe how one experiences music, music goes beyond words, ‘music starts where words come to ... More


When music takes over

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

A typical feature in strong experiences with music is that the music completely dominates one's attention and shuts out everything else. The world around one disappears, time stands still, the only ... More


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