By Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Lars OLE Bonde

ISBN-10: 1843100835

ISBN-13: 9781843100836

Song therapists, as in scientific and paramedical professions, have a wealthy range of methods and strategies, frequently built with particular relevance to fulfill the desires of a undeniable shopper inhabitants. This booklet displays the various parts of such range, and is a completely entire advisor to having access to and realizing the tips, thought, learn effects and medical results which are the rules of this box.

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There is no international consensus concerning the classification of the areas and topics of music psychology. This becomes obvious in a comparison of the contents in different recognized handbooks. Deutsch (1982, 1999 second edition), who has edited one of the few handbooks within the cognitive tradition, emphasizes topics in music perception. The same can be said about Hodges (1980, 1996a second edition). However, the German literature is very different from the American. Bruhn et al. (1985) place the basic questions of music psychology in a cultural and social context, while Motte-Haber (1985) makes knowledge of music a central category.

Knoblauch introduced the term ‘amusia’, which means an impaired capacity for musical activity. Sensory amusia is the inability to hear, read or understand music, while motor amusia is difficulties in singing or writing music, or instrumental performance. These amusias were initially attributed to lesions in the left, or dominant, hemisphere of the brain. 3 Medial view of the brain, showing brain stem, limbic cortex and cerebral cortex THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC THERAPY 53 cerebral damage.

In studies on the responses of the brain to music, neurologists are particularly concerned with components of musical life in relation to a person’s capacity to read, comprehend, compose or perform music. Modern neurology emerged from around 1850, with the development of concepts around the localization of function in the brain. Some German neurologists analysed disturbances of musical function in patients with brain disease and attempted to find the responsible lesions. Knoblauch introduced the term ‘amusia’, which means an impaired capacity for musical activity.

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