Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

Hardcover | October 15, 2006

byAndreas C. Lehmann, John A. Sloboda, Robert H. Woody

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What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involvedwith it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become musicians of international class. Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.

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What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involvedwith it that they identify themselves as musici...

Andreas C. Lehmann is Professor of (Systematic) Musicology at the Hochschule fur Musik in Wurzburg, Germany. John Sloboda is Professor of Psychology at Keele University. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he has been President of both the Psychology and General Sections of the British Association for the Advancement o...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.41 × 1.18 inPublished:October 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"This book is written by three outstanding musicians active in the fields of psychology for musicians, teaching, and performing, working together as an interdisciplinary team. It provides a great source for students of psychology who are eager to know more about music and the mind, musicmaking, and listening. It is the kind of book that musicians and performers will be referring to for years to come. Highly recommended."--Maurice Hinson, Senior Professor of Piano, School of Church Music and Worship, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky