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  • Between Couch and Pianoby Gilbert J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Why and how do music and abstract art pack such universal appeal? Why do they often have 'therapeutic' efficacy? Between Couch and Piano links well-established psychoanalytic ideas with historical and neurological theory to help us begin to understand some of the reasons behind music's ubiquity and power. Drawing on new psychoanalytic understanding... more...

  • Dichotonies. Gender and Musicby Beate Neumeier

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 48.74

    Hauptbeschreibung This volume brings together twenty-one original essays by international scholars from the fields of gender studies, cultural theory, and music studies. Covering a wide range of music genres and theoretical perspectives, the shared concern of all contributions is the underlying concept of gender and sexuality pervading music production... more...

  • The Effects of Musicby Max Schoen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 435.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Kindling the Sparkby Joanne Haroutounian

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99

    In 'Rekindling the Spark', Haroutounian offers a concise synthesis of the research and resources on musical talent - what it is, how to identify and recognize it, and how to nurture and develop it. Exercises throughout the book offer parents and teachers activities to do with children that are useful in spotting and developing musical potential. more...

  • The Science and Psychology of Music Performanceby Richard Parncutt

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from music psychology research. Parncutt and McPherson propose to improve the situation by describing new approaches, informed by recent psychological research, to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational levels. more...

  • Oorspronkelijkheid in muziekby R. de Groot

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 10.50

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  • Valuing Musical Participationby Stephanie Pitts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    What motivates people to be involved in musical performance, and how do they articulate these needs and drives? What do performers gain from their involvement in musical activities? How do audience members perceive their relationship to the performer, the music and the event? These questions and more are addressed here, with the help of detailed empirical... more...

  • How High Should Boys Sing?by Martin Ashley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 109.95

    A boy sings...a beautiful thing' (www.boychoirs.org), but is it? What kinds of boy, singing what kinds of music and to whom? Martin Ashley presents a unique consideration of boys' singing that shows the high voice to be historically, culturally and physiologically more problematic even than is commonly assumed. Through Ashley's extensive... more...

  • Music Perceptionby Mari Riess Jones; Richard R. Fay; Arthur N. Popper

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    The increasing prevalence of musical stimulation in our everyday environment makes studies of musical listening, comprehension and memory important. Music has simply become a pervasive aspect of the experienced environment for most of us; along with enhanced levels of machine sounds, musical sound sources are contributing to a virtual transformation... more...

  • You Are What You Hearby Harry Witchel

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95

    Have you ever wondered why music makes you feel so good? Why did we evolve to have music, and what does music do to us? You Are What You Hear is a bit of a romp compared to the usual science book. Dr. Witchel, a specialist in music, pleasure and the brain, explains how the body and the brain are influenced by different kinds of music, why some music... more...