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Action knowledge and symbolic knowledge: The computer as mediator

Jeanne Bamberger.

in Discovering the Musical Mind

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 7772 words.

This chapter addresses a small set of troublesome but pervasive educational issues that become surprisingly illuminated as we look at the possible roles for computer technology in...

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Adolescent music is not problematic

Katrina S. McFerran.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 6885 words.

This chapter discusses the ways that young people appropriate music for healthy and unhealthy purposes. The chapter begins with an examination of common assumptions about how music...

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Analyzing musical prodigiousness using Gagné’s Integrative Model of Talent Development

Françoys Gagné and Gary E. McPherson.

in Musical Prodigies

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 67240 words.

We survey three interlocking talent development models: the Differentiating Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT), the Developmental Model for Natural Abilities (DMNA), and their merging...

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André Mathieu (1929–1968)

Danick Trottier.

in Musical Prodigies

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 10211 words.

This chapter discusses the case of the Canadian pianist and composer André Mathieu (1929–1968), who began his career as a musical prodigy at the age of four. Mathieu grew up in a family of...

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Audience Response and Expressive Pitch Inflections in a Live Recording of Legendary Singer Kesar Bai Kerkar

Wim van der Meer.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 8658 words.

This chapter examines several “snapshots” from a recording by the legendary singer Kesar Bai Kerkar (1892–1977), in which the customary audience response to a concert of classical...

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Auditory icons, earcons, and displays: Information and expression through sound

Agnieszka Roginska.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 12927 words.

Although it is often claimed that we have become a primarily visual-based society, the role of sound and music in communicating and augmenting information transmission has become...

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The brain’s rapid encoding of rule-governed domains of knowledge

Larry Vandervert.

in Musical Prodigies

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 7172 words.

Advances in understandings that the brain’s cerebellum and cerebral cortex collaborate in the development and ongoing operation of working memory offer new insights on how deliberate...

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Brains and the Evolution of Homo sapiens

Alan Harvey.

in Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Psychology. 27165 words.

To examine ideas as to how and why humans evolved (and retained) music and language as interrelated but distinct communication streams, this chapter sets out the basic tenets of modern...

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Building gifts into musical talents

Gary E. McPherson and Aaron Williamon.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 11914 words.

This chapter unravels issues surrounding the nature–nurture debate and how this impacts on conceptions of remarkable achievement in music. It describes a framework that distinguishes...

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Building performance confidence

Margaret S. Osborne.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 9664 words.

Young developing musicians are often exposed to a variety of performance experiences, from early informal experiences performing in front of family members, to performing with their school...

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The career decisions of musical prodigies

Jae Yup Jung and Paul Evans.

in Musical Prodigies

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 8950 words.

This chapter draws on the literature on musical prodigies and prodigies in general, career decision-making theory, the development of music professionals, and the career decisions of gifted...

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Carl Stumpf: A reluctant revolutionary

David Trippett.

in The Origins of Music

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 4600 words.

If historical events are to mark the boundaries of a life lived, one could be forgiven for suspecting that Carl Stumpf (1848–1936) might have been a political revolutionary: born during the...

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Carl Stumpf: A Self-Portrait (1924)

Carl Stumpf.

in The Origins of Music

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 23954 words.

This chapter presents an autobiographical survey of Carl Stumpf's life and work. It was written shortly after he retired from all lecturing at Berlin University in 1923. The first part is...

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Carl Stumpf: Impulses towards a cognitive theory of musical evolution

Helga de la Motte-Haber.

in The Origins of Music

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 4610 words.

The translation of a text from 1911 in the year 2011 is indicative of the historical significance that befits the author who, for his part, made his mark with seminal writings on music...

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Carl Stumpf’s publications

Uwe Wolfradt and David Trippett.

in The Origins of Music

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 1996 words.

This chapter presents a bibliography of Carl Stumpf's publications on philosophy (epistemology, philosophy of music, mathematics); psychology (theoretical psychology, studies in the...

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Changing musical perception through reflective conversation

Jeanne Bamberger.

in Discovering the Musical Mind

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 7114 words.

The events in Chapter 7 took place in The Laboratory for Making Things during the session immediately after the one reported in Chapter 6. Thus all of the children had already built Hot...

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The child as music critic

Paul Woodford.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 11864 words.

This chapter critiques the still influential traditional conception of the music critic (based on the nineteenth-century notion of musical autonomy) by historicizing and politicizing that...

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Child as musical apprentice

Frank Abrahams and Daniel Abrahams.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 10161 words.

This chapter examines three models of apprenticeship. It explains the similarities between each model and how each connects to a different psychological theory. Traditional apprenticeship...

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The Child as Musician

Edited by Gary E. McPherson.

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 704 pages.

This book celebrates the richness and diversity of the many different ways in which children can engage in and interact with music. It presents theory both cutting edge and classic in an...

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The child musician’s brain

Donald A. Hodges.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 8474 words.

The brain undergoes enormous changes from conception to age 18. Explosive growth, directed by genetic instructions and life experiences, is later counterbalanced by deletion of cortical...

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