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Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity$
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Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199579297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.001.0001

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Music in our lives: a developmental explanation

Music in our lives: a developmental explanation

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Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity
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Gary E. McPherson

Jane W. Davidson

Robert Faulkner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0052

One of the distinctive features of the current longitudinal study is a tracing of many points along musical lifelines from childhood to early adulthood. This has allowed researchers to identify specific developmental periods where participants' musical learning appears most influential or most open to change. This chapter draws upon the many varied developmental periods that have emerged during the musical lives of music learners, and relates these to the extensive theoretical explanations offered throughout the text as a means of framing more generalizable hypothesizes about musical development.

Keywords:   musical learning, musical development, musical lives, music learners

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