Psychology for musicians : understanding and acquiring the skills /

Publication Type:



Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.x, 350 pages : (2022)

Call Number:



(OCoLC)fst01030418, (OCoLC)fst01030863, Aspect psychologique., fast, Music, Musicians, Musiciens, Musique, Psychological aspects., Psychologie., Psychology.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-343) and index.Part I: Musical learning -- Introduction to music psychology -- Development -- Motivation -- Practice -- Part II: Musical skills -- Learning and remembering musical works -- Expressing and interpreting -- Composing and improvising -- Managing performance anxiety -- Part III: Musical roles -- The performer -- The teacher -- The listener -- The user."Throughout time, human beings have been fascinated with music. Research in music psychology has revealed how musicians acquire the ability to convey emotional intentions as sounded music, how listeners perceive it as feelings and moods, and how this powerful process relates to social and cultural dynamics. Of course, people who identify as musicians have special interest in these matters. In recent years, a psychological perspective has gained increasing acceptance in the education provided to musicians: teachers, performers, and "creatives" alike. The first edition of Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills (2007, Oxford University Press) was a well-cited volume over the years. This new edition draws on the greater insights provided by recent research in music psychology. It combines academic rigor with accessibility to offer readers research-supported ideas that they can readily apply in their musical activities"--