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MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development

Richard Colwell


Answering fundamental questions about musical preference, ability, and communication, the field of Musical Cognition and Development is critical to the understanding of how music is processed, grasped, and learned. This book covers the latest theoretical and practical techniques that explain meaning and understanding in music. Chapters offer cogent and concise insights giving up-to-date information and references. The book covers the most important topics in this field, including skill development in music performance, research on communicating music expressiveness, the neurobiology of music, ... More

Keywords: musical preferences, musical ability, musical communication, music, skill development, music performance, music expressiveness, listening, neuroscience

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Colwell, editor
University of Illinois (Emeritus)

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Andreas C. Lehmann

1 Music and Neuroscience

John W. Flohr, and Donald A. Hodges

2 The Neurobiology of Music Cognition and Learning

Wilfried Gruhn, and Frances Rauscher

3 Listening to Music

Wilfried Gruhn, and Frances Rauscher

4 The Development of Musical Abilities

William Forde Thompson, and E. Glenn Schellenberg

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