Music for Life

Music for Life

Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens C. Victor Fung, Lisa J. Lehmberg. N. Schwarz, D. C. Park, B. Knäuper, & S. Sudman (Eds.), Cognition, aging, and selfreports (pp. 163–183). Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press, ...

Author: C. Victor Fung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190602970

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens presents a fresh, new exploration of the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens, and charts a new direction in the facilitation of the musical lives of people of all ages. Authors Fung and Lehmberg clearly define the issues surrounding music education, music participation, quality of life, and senior citizens, discussing the most relevant research from the fields of music education, adult learning, lifelong learning, gerontology, medicine, music therapy, and interdisciplinary studies. At the heart of the book is Evergreen Town, a retirement community in the southeastern U.S.A., that serves as the backdrop for three original research studies. The first of these is in two phases, a survey and a focus group interview, that examines the histories and rationales for the music participations and non-participations of community residents. The second and third case studies take an in-depth look at a church choir and a bluegrass group, two prominent musical groups in the community, and include the perspectives of the authors themselves as group members and participant-observers. Fung and Lehmberg conclude with a challenge for the profession of music education: to act on this research and on the current advances in the field, to enable all people to benefit from the richness of music as a substantial contributor to quality of life.
Categories: Music

How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life

How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life

in the music project]... that gives me the platform for me to come out ofmyself... to emerge... that's the best way I ... personal confidence... being able to go up to a microphone and sing... to get myself back into mainstream life...

Author: Dr Gary Ansdell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472405715

Category: Music

Page: 376

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Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy? This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life. Vibrant and moving examples from music therapy situations are twinned with the stories of 'ordinary' people who describe how music helps them within their everyday lives. Together this complementary material leads Ansdell to present a new interdisciplinary framework showing how musical experiences can help all of us build and negotiate identities, make intimate non-verbal relationships, belong together in community, and find moments of transcendence and meaning. How Music Helps is not just a book about music therapy. It has the more ambitious aim to promote (from a music therapist's perspective) a better understanding of 'music and change' in our personal and social life. Ansdell's theoretical synthesis links the tradition of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and its recent developments in Community Music Therapy to contemporary music sociology and music studies. This book will be relevant to practitioners, academics, and researchers looking for a broad-based theoretical perspective to guide further study and policy in music, well-being, and health.
Categories: Music

Music in Black American Life 1600 1945

Music in Black American Life  1600 1945

... with Terry Trilling-Josephson George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait Walter Rimler Life Flows On in Endless Song: ... C. Muir Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression Rich Remsberg Restless Giant: The Life ...


Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252053580

Category: Music

Page: 288

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This first volume of Music in Black American Life collects research and analysis that originally appeared in the journals American Music and the Black Music Research Journal, and in the University of Illinois Press's acclaimed book series Music in American Life. In these selections, experts from a cross-section of disciplines engage with fundamental issues in ways that changed our perceptions of Black music. The topics includes the culturally and musically complex Black music-making of colonial America; string bands and other lesser-known genres practiced by Black artists; the jubilee industry and its audiences; and innovators in jazz, blues, and Black gospel. Eclectic and essential, Music in Black American Life, 1600–1945 offers specialists and students alike a gateway to the history and impact of Black music in the United States. Contributors: R. Reid Badger, Rae Linda Brown, Samuel A. Floyd Jr., Sandra Jean Graham, Jeffrey Magee, Robert M. Marovich, Harriet Ottenheimer, Eileen Southern, Katrina Dyonne Thompson, Stephen Wade, and Charles Wolfe
Categories: Music

Music Asylums Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Life

Music Asylums  Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Life

(I have described this activity in some detail elsewhere, suggesting that the idea of music consumption as 'listening' is ... Because music is always musicplus, and because that 'plus' is added locally, 'in action', it is probably ...

Author: Tia DeNora

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317092131

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Taking a cue from Erving Goffman’s classic work, Asylums, Tia DeNora develops a novel interdisciplinary framework for music, health and wellbeing. Considering health and illness both in medical contexts and in the often-overlooked realm of everyday life, DeNora argues that these identities are by no means mutually exclusive. Moreover, she suggests that the promotion of health and more specifically, mental health, involves a great deal more than a concern with medication, genetic predispositions, clinical and neuro-scientific procedures. Adopting a holistic, interactionist focus, Music Asylums reconnects states of wellness and wellbeing to encounters with others and - critically - to opportunities for aesthetic experience. Building on DeNora's earlier work on music as a technology of self in everyday life, the book presents music as an active ingredient of action, identity, capacity and consciousness. From there, it suggests that access to, and evaluation of, music is an important ethical matter. Intended for scholars and practitioners in psychiatry and psychology, palliative care, socio-music studies, music psychology and the allied health professions, Music Asylums showcases music's role in the existential project of being and staying well, mentally and physically, from moment-to-moment and across all realms of social life.
Categories: Music

The Life and Music of Oliver Mtukudzi

The Life and Music of Oliver Mtukudzi

International Journal of Asian Social Science 2 (2): 2300–2312. Mangena, F. 2016. Music, Hunhu/Ubuntu and Identity in Zimbabwe: Unpacking Leonard Zhakata and Oliver Mtukudzi's Messages. In Sounds of Life: Music, Identity and Politics in ...

Author: Ezra Chitando

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030807283

Category: Music

Page: 295

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This book is a critical reflection on the life and career of the late legendary Zimbabwean music icon, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, and his contribution towards the reconstruction of Zimbabwe, Africa and the globe at large. Mtukudzi was a musician, philosopher, and human rights activist who espoused the agenda of reconstruction in order to bring about a better world, proposing personal, cultural, political, religious and global reconstruction. With twenty original chapters, this vibrant volume examines various themes and dimensions of Mtukudzi’s distinguished life and career, notably, how his music has been a powerful vehicle for societal reconstruction and cultural rejuvenation, specifically speaking to issues of culture, human rights, governance, peacebuilding, religion and identity, humanism, gender and politics, among others. The contributors explore the art of performance in Mtukudzi’s music and acting career, and how this facilitated his reconstruction agenda, offering fresh and compelling perspectives into the role of performing artists and cultural workers such as Mtukudzi in presenting models for reconstructing the world.
Categories: Music



So you will just have to get used to listening some more to the radio music of life. It will do you some good. You are exceptionally weak in gifts, dear silly fellow, but apart from that at least you will gradually come to grasp what is ...

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875867854

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Thomas Wayne presents a contemporary take on Hesse's classic story, so apt today, of the lone individual lost in the ironic good fortune and security of bourgeois banality and cultural conformity. Harry Haller has all the insight, all the leisure, all the material goods he needs, yet he is not at peace with his life. A potent combination of Eastern and Western insights into the human search for meaning is given new life in a fresh translation.
Categories: Fiction

Thinking History

Thinking History

Life is musical as music is life—all over in grass, on trees, even seeping into pebbles among zoo-zoo-ing crickets, moistening all kids. No kid walks. All kids skip, strut, jump and prance in rhythms of their lives, making and singing ...

Author: Dr. Ruei-hong Tang

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524577940

Category: History

Page: 418

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This is a deeply beautiful book on history as thinking and thinking as history or thinking history. Thinking spreads deep into time on all themes thinkable, including scientific analyses, self-reflections, dilemmas, paradoxes, and life-essential prudence. Besides, history involves historical process; likewise, this book historically involves its writing process in its own content reflected on. Reading this book reads thinking history as such.
Categories: History

The Prince of Innocence

The Prince of Innocence

He smiled when he thought about music. Music was important to Zee, for in music was the rhythm of his life. His music was able to perpetuate his body and his heart. He had found music through his long ago friend, Zinna.

Author: Mary Groda-Lewis MD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532044052

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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An unforeseen crisis forces multiple worlds to become intertwined in a race for survival. An evil enemy challenges the World of Joy, the World of Behavior, and the World of Psyche. The realms are collapsing due to Sindars ability to steal health, justice, and knowledge, and he must be stopped before all existence is destroyed. Seven people now find themselves drawn together to help regain a sense of oneness and stop Sindars odious intentions. Many obstacles are placed in their paths, including each other, but they must continue moving forward in the process of reestablishing their existence and saving all three worlds. To help with their journey, they are gifted with objects that connect them to their ancestors. Three intriguing fairies also join the group. However, they cannot rely on bravery and brute force to end Sindars reign. No, first, these unlikely heroes must discover they cannot be fulfilled until they accept responsibility for their own behaviors, fill their lives with joy, and regain a sense of spiritual wonder. They must pursue the true essence of life and happiness and find their way back to long ago, when the Prince of Innocence was born.
Categories: Fiction

Lessons from a Fig Tree

Lessons from a Fig Tree

ago, a wise man said, “Only one thing matters—that wherever we go and however we go, we hear the music of life.” “Be” Deshotels surely was a man who heard the music of life. He heard life's music in the flutter of the wings of three ...

Author: Susan Dupré LaHaye

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489729378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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In Lessons From a Fig Tree, author Susan Dupré LaHaye compiles seven decades’ worth of collected prayers, poems, words of wisdom, and deep, personal spiritual explorations in a heartfelt expression of a long life well-lived. Telling the story of many a Cajun grandmother––past, present, and future—this memoir shares how LaHaye’s Bonne Famille Catholique lives the dream of rural “Cajuns,” loving their French heritage through music and food cooked in big pots, with the entire family living within six miles of her home on the Mamou prairie. It chronicles how she is guided by her Catholic faith, which she holds close to her heart and shares with everyone she meets. Through a compilation of essays that document revealing moments along her spiritual journey and her personal and professional life, LaHaye communicates hope, gratitude, and inner reflection that guides one to lasting, lifelong growth.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Images of Beauty

Images of Beauty

the music of a harp, of a group of harpists, is soothing, touching, somehow reaching into our deepest consciousness. Perhaps the vibrations of the harp strings are like the vibrations of our life's music, for every living being has a ...

Author: Dr. H. Lawrence Zillmer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462823289

Category: Religion

Page: 471

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As a university professor, Dr. Zillmer has authored many books and periodicals about the truth Jesus brought into our world. We must now return to that truth for our salvation. Political correctness, passing as progressivism, has shorn the life blood from the Jesus Message. (45) As the citizens of the United States must return to the principles of our founding fathers, so we must fight this great evil by returning to the gospel truth Jesus brought into this world. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” To that end this work is humbly dedicated.
Categories: Religion