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The Science & Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson


Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from the past two decades of music psychology research. In this book, the authors propose to improve the situation by describing new approaches, informed by recent psychological research, to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational levels. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music psychologist and a music educator. The articles begin by outlining music-psychological issues that are probably unfamiliar to musicians and music educators. Then, they propose teaching stra ... More

Keywords: music educators, musicians, music psychology, music psychologist, teaching strategies, musical performance

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195138108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Parncutt, editor
University of Graz

Gary McPherson, editor
University of New South Wales

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Part I The Developing Musician

1 Musical Potential

Anthony E. Kemp, and Janet Mills

2 Environmental Influences

Heiner Gembris, and Jane W. Davidson

3 Motivation

Susan A. O’Neill, and Gary E. McPherson

4 Performance Anxiety

Glenn D. Wilson, and David Roland

5 Brain Mechanisms

Eckart Altenmüller, and Wilfried Gruhn

6 Music Medicine

Alice G. Brandfonbrener, and James M. Kjelland

Part II Subskills of Music Performance

7 From Sound to Sign

Gary E. McPherson, and Alf Gabrielsson

8 Improvisation

Barry J. Kenny, and Martin Gellrich

9 Sight-Reading

Andreas C. Lehmann, and Victoria McArthur

10 Practice

Nancy H. Barry, and Susan Hallam

11 Memory

Rita Aiello, and Aaron Williamon

12 Intonation

Steven J. Morrison, and Janina Fyk

13 Structural Communication

Anders Friberg, and Giovanni Umberto Battel

14 Emotional Communication

Patrik N. Juslin, and Roland S. Persson

15 Body Movement

Jane W. Davidson, and Jorge Salgado Correia

Part III Instruments and Ensembles

16 Solo Voice

Graham F. Welch, and Johan Sundberg

17 Choir

Sten Ternström, and Duane Richard Karna

18 Piano

Richard Parncutt, and Malcolm Troup

19 String Instruments

Knut Guettler, and Susan Hallam

20 Wind Instruments

Leonardo Fuks, and Heinz Fadle

21 Rehearsing and Conducting

Harry E. Price, and James L. Byo