Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Music and mind in everyday life - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Music and mind in everyday life

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts


Music pervades everyday life. In so many ways, music marks and orchestrates the ways in which people experience the world together. What is it that makes people want to live their lives to the sound of music, and why do so many of our most private experiences and most public spectacles incorporate — or even depend on — music? This book uses psychology to understand musical behaviour and experience in a range of circumstances, including composing and performing, listening and persuading, and teaching and learning. Starting from ‘real world’ examples of musical experiences, it critically examine ... More

Keywords: psychology of music, music education, musical behaviour, musical experience, composing, performing, listening, persuading, improvising, playing music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Clarke, author
Heather Professor of Music, University of Oxford

Nicola Dibben, author
Department of Music, University of Sheffield

Stephanie Pitts, author
Department of Music, University of Sheffield