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MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning: Volume 2: Applications

Richard Colwell and Peter Webster


This book brings together the best and most current research on best practice for music learning, focusing squarely on the profession’s empirical and conceptual knowledge of how students gain competence in music at various ages and in different contexts. The collection of chapters, written by the foremost figures active in the field, addresses a range of best practices for approaching current and important areas in the field, including cognition and perception, music listening, vocal/choral learning, and the needs of special learners. The book’s companion volume, Strategies, provides the solid ... More

Keywords: music learning, cognition, perception, music listening, vocal learning, special learners, musical skills, music meaning, music technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754397
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Colwell, editor
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Peter Webster, editor
John Beattie Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University

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