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MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development$
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Richard Colwell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.001.0001

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A Comparative Review of Human Ability Theory

A Comparative Review of Human Ability Theory

Context, Structure, and Development

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(p.165) 5 A Comparative Review of Human Ability Theory
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MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development
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Heiner Gembris

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.003.0006

This chapter places research on music perception and cognition into the larger context of research on music learning and development with its changing epistemological facets. It reviews recent trends in theoretical conceptions of human abilities and explores their educational implications. It provides a review of theory in the psychological literature that may prove of interest to musical practitioners and educators and stimulates discussion about the larger framework of which musical abilities are part, especially concerning the extent to which musical ability is unique to the domain of music or linked to other extramusical abilities. The emerging view highlights the fact that abilities are context-dependent and thus culturally situated, multiple, with important interconnections between different abilities, and sometimes difficult to draw together as needed even by the best of teachers.

Keywords:   music perception, music learning, educators, human abilities

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