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Music, Health, and Wellbeing

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Description for Music, Health, and Wellbeing Paperback. Music has a universal and timeless potential to influence how we feel, yet, only recently, have researchers begun to explore and understand the positive effects that music can have on our wellbeing.This book brings together research from a number of disciplines to explore the relationship between music, health and wellbeing. Editor(s): MacDonald, Raymond; Kreutz, Gunter; Mitchell, Laura. Num Pages: 532 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: AVA; JMH; MBNH9; PSAN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 245 x 172 x 32. Weight in Grams: 962.
The great saxophonist Charlie Parker once proclaimed "if you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn". This quote has often been used to explain the hedonistic lifestyle of many jazz greats; however, but it also signals the reciprocal and inextricable relationship between music and wider social, cultural and psychological variables. This link is complex and multifaceted and is undoubtedly a central component of why music has been implicated as a therapeutic agent in vast swathes of contemporary research studies. Music is always about more than just acoustic events or notes on a page. Music has a universal ... Read more

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About Unknown
Raymond MacDonald is Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at Glasgow Caledonian University. After completing his PhD at the University of Glasgow, investigating therapeutic applications of music, he worked as Artistic Director for a music company, Sounds of Progress, specialising in working with people who have special needs. His ongoing research focuses on issues relating to improvisation, musical communication, music ... Read more

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I really enjoyed this book as an opportunity to learn more about a field that is almost entirely unknown to me. If the book is anything to go by, the future of research into the interplay between music, health and wellbeing promises to be very interesting indeed.
Counselling Resource, Feb 2013
This book should be of general interest ... Read more

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