Applications of Research in Music Behavior (Paperback)

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By Clifford K. Madsen (Editor), Carol A. Prickett (Editor)
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This book is a compilation of current research that investigates various aspects of musical experience and stresses the practical applications and implications of investigating music behavior in a systematic, objective manner. Specifically, the book focuses on factors influencing the teaching of children; efficient methods for instructing future teachers; elements affecting musical perception, likes, and dislikes; and innovative efforts to investigate new areas of study. Recent studies by twenty-six nationally known educators that use objective strategies associated with experimental and behavioral research are presented to illustrate how people learn about music and how people are taught to make music. The research studies are introduced by an article emphasizing the usefulness of research literature in devising a teaching strategy and are grouped into four sections: Teaching Music to Children, Teaching Future Teachers, Preference and Perception, and New Horizons. The concluding article is an allegorical proposal for balance and perspective in the consideration of music education.

About the Author

Clifford K. Madsen is a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Center for Music Research in the School of Music at the Florida State University. Carol A. Prickett is Professor of Music Therapy and Music Education at the University of Alabama.

Praise For…

"Rarely does a text in music research equal the impact on the field that this volume has made since it appeared. . . . The authors are highly respected leaders in music and behavior modification, and many of the studies described in this book were carried out by their students and colleagues. . . . Without a doubt this is the most complete and substantive collection yet published [on] research in music behavior.  This book is extremely valuable."—Choice

Product Details
ISBN: 9780817305420
ISBN-10: 0817305424
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Publication Date: March 30th, 1991
Pages: 384
Language: English