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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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Contexts for learning

Contexts for learning

(p.149) Chapter 9 Contexts for learning
Music and mind in everyday life

Eric Clarke

Nicola Dibben

Stephanie Pitts

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents how individuals acquire music in the classroom and gives examples on how music is being taught in classrooms; how these formal educations and strategies impart musical understanding and develop musical skills on students. This chapter also discusses how instrumental skills are acquired as well as the motivations and factors that foster the interest to learn how to play a particular instrument. This chapter also provides the advantages of learning and acquiring instrumental skills. It gives an empirical account of the psychological processes involved in acquiring such skills in music.

Keywords:   instrumental skills, musical skills development, classroom, teaching

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