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Music and mind in everyday life$
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Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.001.0001

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Music in people's lives

Music in people's lives

(p.1) Chapter 1 Music in people's lives
Music and mind in everyday life

Eric Clarke

Nicola Dibben

Stephanie Pitts

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the psychological functions of music in the aforementioned event. Music, according to this chapter, has four major functions classified into four categories: Ordering and organizing time; Representing and expressing people and values; Controlling and facilitating participation and observation; and Channelling and expressing emotions. Using Princess Diana's funeral as a case in point, the chapter delves on each function by presenting concrete and factual events that took place during Princess Diana's funeral. This chapter also shares valuable insights on the psychology of music and how it differs from musicology. This chapter closes with a comprehensive synthesis of the topics and discussions that the book will delve into in the succeeding chapters.

Keywords:   Diana Spencer, Princes of Wales, musicology, psychology of music, music and psychology

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