Psychology for Musicians : Understanding and Acquiring the Skills: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills (Google eBook)
Wurzburg Andreas C. Lehmann Professor of (Systematic) Musicology Hochschule fur Musik, John A. Sloboda Professor of Psychology and Director of the Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development Keele University, Robert H. Woody Assistant Professor of Music Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music
Oxford University Press, Jan 12, 2007 - Music - 288 pages
What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become musicians of international class. Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.
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