Musical Beginnings: Origins and Development of Musical Competence

Paperback | April 1, 1985

EditorIrene Deliege, John Sloboda

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The question: `From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate?' is a subject of major interest both to music psychologists, and musicians, heightened by the recent research into prenatal perception of sound. The Origins and Development of Musical Competencebrings together authoritative reviews on central issues, beginning with prenatal auditory experience, through infancy and early childhood. The chapters chart the developmental process with reference to the child's changing environment: from the uterus, through the intense and semi-exclusivemother-baby bond, to the wider contexts provided by the family, school, and society at large, making this the most up-to-date integration of music and developmental psychology.

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From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate? This book outlines recent research in the development of musical competence in children, from before birth to the early teenage years. There is particular emphasis on new research showing how the human infant possesses most of the inherent characteristi...

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The question: `From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate?' is a subject of major interest both to music psychologists, and musicians, heightened by the recent research into prenatal perception of sound. The Origins and Development of Musical Competencebrings together authoritative reviews on ce...

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From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate? This book outlines recent research in the development of musical competence in children, from before birth to the early teenage years. There is particular emphasis on new research showing how the human infant possesses most of the inherent characteristi...

Irene Deliege is at Centre de Recherches Musicales de Wallonie, Liege. John Sloboda is at University of Keele.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:April 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198523327

ISBN - 13:9780198523321

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Table of Contents

J-P. Lecanuet: Chapter 1 - Prenatal auditory experienceH. Papousek: Chapter 2 - Musicality in infancy research: biological and cultural origins of early musicalityC. Fassbender: Chapter 3 - Infants' auditory sensitivity towards acoustic parameters of speech and musicM. Papousek: Chapter 4 - Intuitive parenting: a hidden source of musical stimulation in infancyV. Pouthas: Chapter 5 - The development of the perception of time and temporal regulation of action in infants and childrenD. Hargreaves: Chapter 6 - The development of artistic and musical competenceJ. Sloboda and J. Davidson: Chapter 7 - The young performing musicianM. Imberty: Chapter 8 - Linguistic and musical development in preschool and school-age children

From Our Editors

From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate? This book outlines recent research in the development of musical competence in children, from before birth to the early teenage years. There is particular emphasis on new research showing how the human infant possesses most of the inherent characteristics required for more complex musical skills.