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The Developmental Psychology of Music - David J. Hargreaves

The Developmental Psychology of Music

Paperback Published: 16th February 1987
ISBN: 9780521314152
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book sets out the psychological basis of musical development in children and adults. The study has two major objectives: to review the research findings, theories and methodologies relevant to the developmental study of music; and to offer a framework within which these can be organised so as to pave the way for future research. It describes the relationship between thinking and music, and discusses the relationship between thinking and music in pre-schoolers and schoolchildren in areas such as singing, aesthetic appreciation, rhythmic and melodic development, and the acquisition of harmony and tonality. The book describes the development of musical taste, and discusses the questions of musical creativity, and of the social psychology of musical taste and fashion. As the first comprehensive study of the links between developmental psychology and music education, Hargreaves' work demonstrates the practical and theoretical importance of psychological research on the process underlying children's musical perception, cognition and performance.

The developmental psychology of music
ChildrenG++s thinking and musical development
Musical development in the preschooler
Musical development in the schoolchild
Development of responses to music
Creativity, personality, and musical development
Social psychology and musical development
Development psychology and music education
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521314152
ISBN-10: 0521314151
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th February 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.14  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.41

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