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Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

Andreas C. Lehmann, John A. Sloboda, and Robert H. Woody


This book provides a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians, performers, music educators, and studio teachers. Designed to address the needs and priorities of the performing musician rather than the research community, it reviews the relevant psychological research findings in relation to situations and issues faced by musicians, and draws out practical implications for the practice of teaching and performance. Rather than a list of dos and don'ts, the book equips musicians with an understanding of the basic psychological principles that underl ... More

Keywords: psychological research, music educators, studio teachers, performing musicians, music teaching, nature–nurture, musical aptitude, musical development, musical expressivity, sight-reading

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146103
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas C. Lehmann, author
Hochschule fuer Musik, Wuerzburg

John A. Sloboda, author
Keele University

Robert H. Woody, author
University of Nebraska

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