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SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music


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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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Desired Artistic Outcomes in Music Performance

Desired Artistic Outcomes in Music Performance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gilvano Dalagna, Sara Carvalho, Graham Welch
October 02, 2020

Desired Artistic Outcomes (DAO) 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, as these have been...

Jazz and Psychotherapy: Perspectives on the Complexity of Improvisation

Jazz and Psychotherapy: Perspectives on the Complexity of Improvisation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Simeon Alev
June 17, 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...

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation: A Cognitive Approach

Expertise in Jazz Guitar Improvisation: A Cognitive Approach

1st Edition

Stein Helge Solstad
May 04, 2020

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

Adam Ockelford, Graham Welch
February 20, 2020

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...

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning

1st Edition

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...

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

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

1st Edition

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...

Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

1st Edition

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...

Leading Musically

Leading Musically

1st Edition

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...

Music and Empathy

Music and Empathy

1st Edition

Elaine King, Caroline Waddington
April 04, 2018

In recent years, empathy has received considerable research attention as a means of understanding a range of psychological phenomena, and it is fast drawing attention within the fields of music psychology and music education. This volume seeks to promote and stimulate further research in music and...

Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations

Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations

1st Edition

Clemens Wöllner
April 04, 2018

Body and space refer to vital and interrelated dimensions in the experience of sounds and music. Sounds have an overwhelming impact on feelings of bodily presence and inform us about the space we experience. Even in situations where visual information is artificial or blurred, such as in virtual...

Listening in Action: Teaching Music in the Digital Age

Listening in Action: Teaching Music in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Rebecca M Rinsema
November 02, 2017

In an age when students come to class with more varied music listening preferences and experiences than ever before, music educators can find themselves at a loss for how to connect with their students. Listening in Action provides the beginnings of a solution to this problem by characterizing...

Embodiment of Musical Creativity: The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition

Embodiment of Musical Creativity: The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition

1st Edition

Zvonimir Nagy
October 26, 2017

Embodiment of Musical Creativity offers an innovative look at the interdisciplinary nature of creativity in musical composition. Using examples from empirical and theoretical research in creativity studies, music theory and cognition, psychology and philosophy, performance and education studies,...

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