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Musical transactions, the power of expression, and the self-regulation of musical development

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199579297
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738463 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0058
Musical transactions, the power of expression, and the self-regulation of musical development

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This book has offered a reasoned summary of over 150 musical lives, showing how each has unique and complex paths to varying types of participation from listening to performing. This chapter concludes by examining the ways in which these stories might assist us to bring a more coherent and informed agenda to understanding musical ability, development, and identity.

Keywords: musical ability; musical development; musical identity

Chapter.  10438 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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