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The Science & Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson


Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from the past two decades of music psychology research. In this book, the authors propose to improve the situation by describing new approaches, informed by recent psychological research, to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational levels. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music psychologist and a music educator. The articles begin by outlining music-psychological issues that are probably unfamiliar to musicians and music educators. Then, they propose teaching stra ... More

Keywords: music educators, musicians, music psychology, music psychologist, teaching strategies, musical performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195138108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Parncutt, editor
University of Graz

Gary McPherson, editor
University of New South Wales

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