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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The fields of music psychology/education and music therapy have grown significantly in the past two decades. Curiously though, they have developed somewhat in isolation from the humanities, and more specifically, the study of music itself 'musicology'. While attempts have been made (by Eric Clarke and Nicholas Cook) to use psychological research to help our understanding of musicology, the relationship has not been reciprocated. Applied Musicologyexplores and demonstrates how musicology can influence and inform the psychological study of music within the social sciences. Within the book, Professor Ockelford establishes and lays the foundations for a new field of enquiry - 'applied musicology'. The book includes chapters on a range of topics including,perfect pitch, music and autistic savants, and anticipatory processes in music. It is of interest for students and researchers in music psychology and musicology.

Table of Contents

Rationale and Theoretical Context
1. Introduction
2. Music Theory and the Zygonic Approach
Applying Zygonic Theory to Investigate Music Education, Therapy and Psychological Assessment
3. Gauging Intentionality in Musical Interaction in Educational, Therapeutic and Diagnostic Contexts
4. From Intentionality to Influence: Gauging the Impact of One Performer on Another in Improvised Musical Dialogues
5. Modelling Musical Development in Children with Complex Needs: The Sounds of Intent Project
Applying Zygonic Theory to Explore Exceptional Musical Abilities
6. On Absolute Pitch, and the Disaggregation of Chords
7. Exploring Learning, Memory and Creativity in a Musical Savant
Applying Zygonic Theory to Probe Music-Structural Cognition
8. Why Knowing What's Going to Happen Next Makes Anticipation in Music All the Sweeter
9. Can Music Survive without Listening Grammars? Studies in the Perception of Atonality
The Future of Applied Musicology
10. Conclusion

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