Music-Making as a Lifelong Development and Resource for Health

Heiner Gembris

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586974
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738357 | DOI:
Music-Making as a Lifelong Development and Resource for Health

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This chapter has two main topics: Firstly, music-making (in terms of singing and playing instruments) is described as an activity that has to be seen in the context of the general human (musical) development and that is subject to specific changes during the course of life. Secondly, the connection between music-making and health is portrayed as an interaction in which music affects health and vice versa, music-making exerts an influence on health. The effects and the extent of this interaction depend largely on the kind and context of music-making.

Keywords: music-making; musical development; health; musicians

Chapter.  8061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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