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Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research,
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Patrik N. Juslin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230143

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230143.001.0001

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Perspectives on Music and Affect in the Early Years

Perspectives on Music and Affect in the Early Years

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(p.645) Chapter 23 Perspectives on Music and Affect in the Early Years
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Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications
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Sandra E. Trehub

Erin E. Hannon

Adena Schachner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230143.003.0023

This chapter explores the emotional ramifications of music for those whose abilities, interpretations, and response patterns differ dramatically from those of adults, notably infants and young children. It begins by describing musical elements in the infants' environment, which arise primarily from mothers' (or primary caregivers') speech and singing. It outlines differences in these modes of expression, their consequences for infants, and possible links to the origins of music. It also considers infants' responsiveness to aspects of non-vocal music that have affective consequences for adults.

Keywords:   music, infants, emotions, expression

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