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SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music


About the Series

The theme for the series is the psychology of music, broadly defined. Topics include (i) musical development at different ages, (ii) exceptional musical development in the context of special educational needs, (iii) musical cognition and context, (iv) culture, mind and music, (v) micro to macro perspectives on the impact of music on the individual (from neurological studies through to social psychology), (vi) the development of advanced performance skills and (vii) affective perspectives on musical learning. The series presents the implications of research findings for a wide readership, including user-groups (music teachers, policy makers, parents) as well as the international academic and research communities. This expansive embrace, in terms of both subject matter and intended audience (drawing on basic and applied research from across the globe), is the distinguishing feature of the series, and it serves SEMPRE’s distinctive mission, which is to promote and ensure coherent and symbiotic links between education, music and psychology research.

 

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Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education A Changing Game

Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education: A Changing Game

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Helena Gaunt, Heidi Westerlund
July 02, 2021

This book addresses the need to rethink the concept and enactment of professionalism in music, and how such concepts underpin professional higher music education. There is an urgent imperative to enable the potential of professional musicians in our contemporary societies to be more fully realised,...

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation A Cognitive Approach

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation: A Cognitive Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stein Helge Solstad
May 31, 2021

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation is an examination of musical interplay and the ways implicit (sub-conscious) and explicit (conscious) knowledge appear during improvisation. The practice-based research inquiry includes: interviews and interplay with five world-class jazz guitarists, Lage Lund...

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

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

1st Edition

By Adam Ockelford, Graham Welch
March 31, 2021

This book presents four extended essays that are rooted in the growing interdisciplinary field of applied musicology, in which music theory – in particular, the zygonic conjecture – is used to inform thinking in the domains of music psychology, music education and music therapy research. It is ...

The Artist and Academia

The Artist and Academia

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Phelan, Graham F. Welch
March 30, 2021

The Artist and Academia explores the relationship between artistic and academic ways of knowing. Historically, these have often been presented as opposites; the former characterized as passionate and intuitive and the latter portrayed as systematic and rigorous. Recent scholarship presents a more ...

Children’s Guided Participation in Jazz Improvisation A Study of the ‘Improbasen’ Learning Centre

Children’s Guided Participation in Jazz Improvisation: A Study of the ‘Improbasen’ Learning Centre

1st Edition

By Guro Gravem Johansen
November 30, 2020

Improbasen is a Norwegian private learning centre that offers beginner's instrumental tuition within jazz improvisation for children between the ages of 7 and 15. This book springs out of a two-year ethnographic study of the teaching and learning activity at Improbasen, highlighting features from ...

Musical Sense-Making Enaction, Experience, and Computation

Musical Sense-Making: Enaction, Experience, and Computation

1st Edition

By Mark Reybrouck
November 30, 2020

Musical Sense-Making: Enaction, Experience, and Computation broadens the scope of musical sense-making from a disembodied cognitivist approach to an experiential approach. Revolving around the definition of music as a temporal and sounding art, it argues for an interactional and experiential ...

Desired Artistic Outcomes in Music Performance

Desired Artistic Outcomes in Music Performance

1st Edition

By Gilvano Dalagna, Sara Carvalho, Graham F. Welch
October 02, 2020

Desired Artistic Outcomes in Music Performance is about empowering musicians to achieve their professional and personal goals in music. The narrative argues that developing musicians should be supported in conceptualizing and achieving their desired artistic outcomes (DAO), as these have been ...

Jazz and Psychotherapy Perspectives on the Complexity of Improvisation

Jazz and Psychotherapy: Perspectives on the Complexity of Improvisation

1st Edition

By Simeon Alev
June 25, 2020

Blending the insights of musicians and psychologists from D.W. Winnicott to Gregory Bateson to Ornette Coleman, Jazz and Psychotherapy is a groundbreaking exploration of improvisation that reveals its potential to transform our experience of ourselves and the challenges we face as a species. What ...

Aural Education Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning

1st Edition

By Monika Andrianopoulou
October 18, 2019

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning explores the practice of musical ‘aural training’ from historical, pedagogical, psychological, musicological, and cultural perspectives, and uses these to draw implications for its pedagogy, particularly within the context of ...

Musical Creativity Revisited Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

1st Edition

By Oscar Odena
February 07, 2019

How is creativity understood and facilitated across music education settings? What is the power of creativity in enhancing individual and group learning? How is musical creativity used as a tool for cross-community integration? How can we research the interactions of those engaged in musical ...

Research-Creation in Music and the Arts Towards a Collaborative Interdiscipline

Research-Creation in Music and the Arts: Towards a Collaborative Interdiscipline

1st Edition

By Sophie Stévance, Serge Lacasse
February 07, 2019

Since the 1970s, the landscape of higher education and research has been considerably altered by the integration of the arts within the university environment. Even though a form of research is inherent to artistic creation, the creative process is not comparable to the established procedures ...

Leading Musically

Leading Musically

1st Edition

By Dag Jansson
April 09, 2018

Musical leadership is associated with a specific profession—the conductor—as well as being a colloquial metaphor for human communication and cooperation at its best. This book examines what musical leadership is, by delving into the choral conductor role, what goes on in the music-making moment and...

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