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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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Lily and Bryan: exits and entrances in musical lives

Lily and Bryan: exits and entrances in musical lives

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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/9780199579297.003.0048

This chapter examines how the detail of social, biological, and psychological experience — personal relationships, institutional and domestic beliefs and practices, personal appropriations of music's communicative potential, music's place in personal and social identity, and the strategies that are adopted to cope with investment demands — pushes people away from musical engagement as well as pulling them towards it. It focuses on the experiences of two young musicians, whose musical journeys were deprived of empowering syzygies.

Keywords:   musical engagement, musical development, young musicians

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