Songs in Their Heads : Music and Its Meaning in Children's Lives

Music and Its Meaning in Children's Lives

Author: Patricia Shehan Campbell Professor of Music Education University of Washington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195354935

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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This book explores the musical interest and needs of children in their daily lives. Based upon their expressed thoughts and actual "musicking" behaviors, this text examines the songs they sing, the rythyms they make, and the roles that music plays for them. Blending standard education field experiences with ethnographic techniques, Dr. Campbell demonstrates how music is personally and socially meaningful to children and what values they place on particular musical styles, songs, and functions. He explores musical behaviors in various contextual settings, and presents in notated and narrative forms some of the "songs in their heads," balancing music learned with music "made," and intentional, purposeful music with natural musical behavior. Songs in Their Heads is a vivid and engaging book that bridges the disciplines of music education, musicology, ethnomusicology, and folklore. Designed as a text or supplemental text in a variety of music education method courses, as well as a reference for music specialists and classroom teachers, this book will also appeal to parents interested in understanding and enhancing music making in their children.
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The Arts in Children's Lives

Context, Culture, and Curriculum

Author: Liora Bresler,C.M. Thompson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306475111

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Seventeen authors, whose work represents the best of contemporary research and theory on a constellation of issues concerning the role of the arts in children's lives and learning, address critical issues of development, context, and curriculum from perspectives informed by work with children in formal and informal settings. This anthology draws on various cultural and institutional context and traditional and contemporary practices from different parts of the world.
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International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

Author: Liora Bresler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402029985

Category: Education

Page: 1629

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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.
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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures

Author: Patricia Shehan Campbell,Trevor Wiggins

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199737630

Category: Education

Page: 636

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is a compendium of perspectives on children and their musical engagements as singers, dancers, players, and avid listeners. Over the course of 35 chapters, contributors from around the world provide an interdisciplinary enquiry into the musical lives of children in a variety of cultures, and their role as both preservers and innovators of music. Drawing on a wide array of fields from ethnomusicology and folklore to education and developmental psychology, the chapters presented in this handbook provide windows into the musical enculturation, education, and training of children, and the ways in which they learn, express, invent, and preserve music. Offering an understanding of the nature, structures, and styles of music preferred and used by children from toddlerhood through childhood and into adolescence, The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is an important step forward in the study of children and music.
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The child as musician

a handbook of musical development

Author: Gary McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198530329

Category: Music

Page: 501

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How do musical skills develop in children? What factors influence their development? What factors inhibit their development? Why do we like certain music during childhood and adolescence? Can music affect the development of other cognitive abilities in children, and how? These are just some of the questions considered in this fascinating new work. The Child as Musician is an authoritative and comprehensive handbook of musical development from conception to late adolescence. Within 24 chapters by leading specialists, it celebrates the richness and diversity of the many different ways in which children can engage in and interact with music. The 24 chapters have been organized according to five sections: The first section (Development) examines the critical months and years from conception to the end of infancy. It looks at how the musical brain develops, ways of understanding musical development, and the nature of musicality. Section two (Engagement) scrutinizes claims about the non-musical benefit of exposure to music, for example that music makes you smarter. This is followed by four thorough reviews dealing with musical preference and taste, literacy, aesthetic identity and the perception of emotion in music. Section three (Differences) focuses on those issues that help explain and identify individual differences. It includes chapters examining how children develop their motivation to study music, conceptions of giftedness and talent, and two chapters on music therapy. Section four covers skills that can develop as a result of exposure to music. It considers the informal activities associated with musical play and the use of computers and technology. There are also chapters dealing with the acquisition of vocal and instrumental skills, as well as the individual and social worlds of children's musical creativity. The final section of the book discusses five different Contexts: The chapter on historical perspectives provides readers with information that will assist them in making comparisons between how children have learned and developed their musical capacities in the past, with current opportunities. This is extended by two additional chapters that focus on children's involvement in music in non-western cultures. The book concludes with two chapters focusing on youth musical engagement and the transition from child to adult. Truly a landmark publication in music education and music psychology, this is a book that will fascinate both students and researchers - inspiring them to think deeply about the many different ways in which music can affect children's lives and the quality of life in communities throughout the world.
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The neurosciences and music

Author: G. Avanzini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573314527

Category: Medical

Page: 548

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Musicians and composers, as well as neuroscientists, have benefited from new insights on how the brain functions, and a growing number of composers have begun to construct sounds and sound objects based on models and information that have come from biological and psychological studies. This Annals volume presents reports from researchers in the neurobiological, neuropsychological, and developmental aspects of music, as well as from musicians interested in elaborating the modalities and peculiarities of musical perception and construction. It is organized around several major themes: cerebral functions related to music; how brain scientists use music; how musicians use brain research; and music and the developing brain.
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Notes

Author: Music Library Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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