Applied Musicology: Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy, and Psychology Research by Adam OckelfordApplied Musicology: Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy, and Psychology Research by Adam Ockelford

Applied Musicology: Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy, and Psychology Research

byAdam Ockelford

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

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Although research in music psychology, education and therapy has expanded exponentially in the 21st century, there is something of a 'black hole' around which much of the discourse circles: music itself. While writers have largely been occupied with what people think about musical engagement,the little musical analysis that exists has tended to be at a low level compared to the sophisticated non-musical exploration that is present. This highlights the tenuous connection between musical enquiry in the context of the humanities and that occurring within the social sciences, the one exception being the partial intersection of music theory and psychology. Here, however, progress has largely been in one direction, with something ofthe objectivity that characterizes psychological research reading across to music analysis, and taking the form of what has been called 'empirical musicology'. 'Applied Musicology' takes a further, reciprocal step, in which certain of the techniques of empirical musicology (in particular, the author's 'zygonic' theory) are used to inform thinking in the domains of music-psychological, educational and therapeutic research. Within the book, the authorssketches out a new, interdisciplinary sphere of endeavour, for which the term 'applied musicology' is coined. The book adopts a phenomenological, inductive approach, using the analysis of hundreds of real-life examples of musical engagement and interaction in order to build new theories of musicalintentionality and influence, and to shed new light on our understanding of aspects of music perception and cognition. Intended for those in the fields of music psychology, music education, and musicology, Applied Musicology will lay the foundations upon which a new category of interdisciplinary work will be built.
Adam is Professor of Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton in London. He has had a lifelong fascination for music, as a composer, performer, teacher and researcher. While attending the Royal Academy of Music, Adam started working with children with special needs - a number of whom, he n...
Title:Applied Musicology: Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy, and Psychology ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:515 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019960763X

ISBN - 13:9780199607631


Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceRationale and Theoretical Context1. Introduction2. Music Theory and the Zygonic ApproachApplying Zygonic Theory to Investigate Music Education, Therapy and Psychological Assessment3. Gauging Intentionality in Musical Interaction in Educational, Therapeutic and Diagnostic Contexts4. From Intentionality to Influence: Gauging the Impact of One Performer on Another in Improvised Musical Dialogues5. Modelling Musical Development in Children with Complex Needs: The Sounds of Intent ProjectApplying Zygonic Theory to Explore Exceptional Musical Abilities6. On Absolute Pitch, and the Disaggregation of Chords7. Exploring Learning, Memory and Creativity in a Musical SavantApplying Zygonic Theory to Probe Music-Structural Cognition8. Why Knowing What's Going to Happen Next Makes Anticipation in Music All the Sweeter9. Can Music Survive without Listening Grammars? Studies in the Perception of AtonalityThe Future of Applied Musicology10. Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"Where Ockelford's book enriches the field is in his emphasis on research into what is meant by developmentally relevant musical activities for teachers to use." --Elaine Streeter, University of York