What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become musicians of international class.
Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Andreas C. Lehmann is Professor of (Systematic) Musicology at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, Germany.
John Sloboda is Professor of Psychology at Keele University. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he has been President of both the Psychology and General Sections of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music.
Robert Woody is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music.
Table of Contents
Science and Musical Skills 5
Expression and Interpretation 85
Reading or Listening and Remembering 107
Composition and Improvisation 127
Managing Performance Anxiety 145
The Performer 165
The Teacher 185
The Listener 205
The User 224