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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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Music and Social Inclusion International Research and Practice in Complex Settings

Music and Social Inclusion: International Research and Practice in Complex Settings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Oscar Odena
December 30, 2022

How do we develop social inclusion through musical activities? What is the power of music in enhancing individual inclusion, group cohesion and cross-community work in post-conflict environments? How can we investigate social music programs and interventions? This comprehensive volume offers new ...

Music and Mental Imagery

Music and Mental Imagery

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mats Küssner, Liila Taruffi, Georgia Floridou
December 22, 2022

Drawing on perspectives from music psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, musicology, clinical psychology, and music education, Music and Mental Imagery provides a critical overview of cutting-edge research on the various types of mental imagery associated with music. The four&...

Body and Force in Music Metaphoric Constructions in Music Psychology

Body and Force in Music: Metaphoric Constructions in Music Psychology

1st Edition

By Youn Kim
September 01, 2022

Our understanding of music is inherently metaphorical, and metaphoricity pervades all sorts of musical discourses, be they theoretical, analytical, philosophical, pedagogical, or even scientific. The notions of "body" and "force" are the two most pervasive and comprehensive scientific metaphors in ...

Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education A Changing Game

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

1st Edition

Edited By Heidi Westerlund, Helena Gaunt
July 25, 2022

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,...

Indian Classical Music and the Gramophone, 1900–1930

Indian Classical Music and the Gramophone, 1900–1930

1st Edition

By Vikram Sampath
July 20, 2022

In 1902 The Gramophone Company in London sent out recording experts on "expeditions" across the world to record voices from different cultures and backgrounds. All over India, it was women who embraced the challenge of overcoming numerous social taboos and aesthetic handicaps that came along with ...

Multilevel Grounding A Theory Of Musical Meaning

Multilevel Grounding: A Theory Of Musical Meaning

1st Edition

By Mihailo Antović
June 10, 2022

Multilevel Grounding develops a new approach to musical meaning—Multilevel-Grounded Semantics, addressing the well- known paradox that music seems full of meaning yet there is little consensus among listeners on what exactly it is that this meaning communicates. Offering a balance between formalist...

The Artist and Academia

The Artist and Academia

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Phelan, Graham F. Welch
March 30, 2022

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, 2021

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, 2021

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 29, 2021

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 ...

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation A Cognitive Approach

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation: A Cognitive Approach

1st Edition

By Stein Helge Solstad
September 02, 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 ...

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