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Experiences during childhood

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695225
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729775 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0012
Experiences during childhood

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This chapter presents a selection of accounts of strong experiences with music during childhood (here defined as up to thirteen years of age). The accounts illustrate different aspects of early strong experiences with music and what these came to mean. They have been grouped together under the following themes: security/safety and closeness; absorbed, moved, in wonderment, struck, overwhelmed; music for the first time; listening over and over again; strong experiences with music on special days; singing or playing music oneself; other special childhood experiences.

Keywords: experiences; childhood experiences; personal accounts; security; closeness; singing; playing music

Chapter.  13037 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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