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What is <i>Music, Health, and Wellbeing</i> and Why is it Important?

Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz and Laura Mitchell

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586974
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738357 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0001
What is Music, Health, and Wellbeing and Why is it Important?

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This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the relationship between music, health, and wellbeing. The ideas and work presented throughout this volume are based on relatively recent developments in music research. The discussion then turns to the reasons why music could have beneficial effects on wellbeing and health. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: music research; health; wellbeing

Chapter.  4843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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