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The Science And Psychology Of Music Performance : Creative-Strategies For Teaching And Learning - Richard Parncutt

The Science And Psychology Of Music Performance

Creative-Strategies For Teaching And Learning

By: Richard Parncutt (Editor), Gary McPherson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780195138108
Number Of Pages: 400

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What type of practice makes a musician perfect? What sort of child is most likely to succeed on a musical instrument? What practice strategies yield the fastest improvement in skills such as sight-reading, memorization, and intonation? Scientific and psychological research can offer answers to these and other questions that musicians face every day. In The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson assemble relevant current research findings and make them accessible to musicians and music educators. This book describes new approaches to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational and skill levels.
Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music researcher (usually a music psychologist) and a performer or music educator. This combination of expertise results in excellent practical advice. Readers will learn, for example, that they are in the majority (57%) if they experience rapid heartbeat before performances; the chapter devoted to performance anxiety will help them decide whether beta-blocker medication, hypnotherapy, or the Alexander Technique of relaxation might alleviate their stage fright. Another chapter outlines a step-by-step method for introducing children to musical notation, firmly based on research in cognitive development. Altogether, the 21 chapters cover the personal, environmental, and acoustical influences that shape the learning and performance of music.

"The editors have done an excellent job of providing practical content for music educators."--The Instrumentalist "This book is a welcomed addition to the literature...has much to commend it....Parncutt and McPherson and their team of carefully chosen scholars have created a wonderful book."--International Journal of Education & The Arts

Introduction Part I. The Developing Musician 1: Anthony E. Kemp & Janet Mills: Musical Potential 2: Heiner Gembris & Jane W. Davidson: Environmental Influences 3: Susan A. O'Neill & Gary E. McPherson: Motivation 4: Glenn D. Wilson & David Roland: Performance Anxiety 5: Eckart AltenmD'uller & Wlfried Gruhn: Brian Mechanisms 6: Alice G. Brandfonbrener & James M. Kjelland: Music Medicine Part II. Subskills of Music Performance 7: Gary E. McPherson & Alf Gabrielsson: From Sound to Sign 8: Barry J. Kenny & Martin Gellrich: Improvisation 9: Andreas C. Lehmann & Victoria McArthur: Sight-Reading 10: Nancy H. Barry & Susan Hallam: Practice 11: Rita Aiello & Aaron Williamon: Memory 12: Steven J. Morrison & Janina Fyk: Intonation 13: Anders Friberg & Giovanni Umberto Battel: Structural Communication 14: Patrik N. Juslin & Roland S. Persson: Emotional Communication 15: Jane W. Davidson & Jorge Salgado Correia: Body Movement Part III. Instruments and Ensembles 16: Graham F. Welch & Johan Sundberg: Solo Voice 17: Sten Ternström & Duane Richard Karna: Choir 18: Richard Parncutt & Malcolm Troup: Piano 19: Knut Guettler & Susan Hallam: String Instruments 20: Leonardo Fuks & Heinz Fadle: Wind Instruments 21: Harry E. Price & James L. Byo: Rehearsing and Conducting Contributors Author Index Subject Index

ISBN: 9780195138108
ISBN-10: 0195138104
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.71