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

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Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from the past two decades of music psychology research. In this volume, 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. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music psychologist and a music educator. The articles begin by outlining music-psychological issues that are probably unfamiliar to musicians and music educators. Then, they propose teaching strategies and materials inspired by the psychologists' findings. The volume's twenty-one articles cover the broad issues of "the developing musician", "subskills of musical performance", and "instruments and ensembles".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 30mm | 721.21g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 halftones & 20 line illustrations
  • 0195138104
  • 9780195138108
  • 274,052

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... the breadth of [the authors'] enthusiasms and knowledge is infectious and stimulating. * British Journal of Music Education * This is a finely produced publication and a tribute to the expertise and, I should think, perseverance of its two editors. Its target audience of music educators and music psychologists will be well pleased and will find much to cite here. * British Journal of Music Education *show more

About Richard Parncutt

Richard Parncutt is associate professor of systematic musicology at the University of Graz. He is the author of Harmony: A Psychoaccoustical Approach, and many research articles on the perception of harmony, tonality, and rhythm. He is also an internationally experienced pianist and piano teacher. Gary McPherson is associate professor of music education at the University of New South Wales. He has served as treasurer of the International Society for Music Education and national president of the Australian Society for Music Education. As a trumpeter, he has performed with several of Australia's leading ensembles.show more

Table of contents

PART 1: THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN; PART 2: SUBSKILLS OF MUSIC PERFORMANCE; PART 3: INSTRUMENTS AND ENSEMBLESshow more

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