New Approaches in Applied Musicology: A Common Framework for Music Education and Psychology Research

1st Edition

Adam Ockelford, Graham Welch

February 19, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages - 284 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781472473585 - CAT# Y258187
Series: SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

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This book is essential reading for those working in the fields of music psychology or music education research. A novel applied-musicological approach is applied to the analysis of data, which enables genuinely musical insights to emerge in a range of real-life contexts in which engagement with music occurs. The topics covered include a new study on pattern detection in music, an exploration of the expectations generated through groups of notes, an investigation into the cognitive processes involved in rehearing pieces, a consideration of the learning strategies used by a musical savant, an attempt ot gauge the level of intentionality present in the improvisations of a boy with autism, a study of the impact of gender on children's group improvisation, a report on research into the relationship between music, language and autism, and the presentation of a new model on the emergence of musical abilities in the early years. The emphasis is on researchers who are new to the field, extending the findings of postgraduate and postdoctoral projects. Each chapter has a concise, reflective epilogue written by an established researcher, placing the new thinking in a broader context. It is hoped that this exciting new work will act as a catalyst in the emerging field of empirical musicological research, and bring recognition to a group of new young academics.

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