By Adam Ockelford
Even though study in tune psychology, schooling and remedy has elevated exponentially within the twenty first century, there's something of a 'black gap' round which a lot of the discourse circles: track itself. whereas writers have principally been serious about what humans take into consideration musical engagement, the little musical research that exists has tended to be at a low point in comparison to the subtle non-musical exploration that's current. This highlights the tenuous connection among musical enquiry within the context of the arts and that happening in the social sciences, the only exception being the partial intersection of song idea and psychology. the following, despite the fact that, growth has mostly been in a single path, with whatever of the objectivity that characterizes mental learn examining throughout to tune research, and taking the shape of what has been referred to as 'empirical musicology'.
'Applied Musicology' takes a different, reciprocal step, within which sure of the recommendations of empirical musicology (in specific, the author's 'zygonic' concept) are used to notify pondering within the domain names of music-psychological, academic and healing learn. in the ebook, the authors sketches out a brand new, interdisciplinary sphere of endeavour, for which the time period 'applied musicology' is coined. The e-book adopts a phenomenological, inductive strategy, utilizing the research of countless numbers of real-life examples of musical engagement and interplay so one can construct new theories of musical intentionality and effect, and to shed new mild on our figuring out of facets of song notion and cognition.
Intended for these within the fields of song psychology, song schooling, and musicology, utilized Musicology will lay the rules upon which a brand new classification of interdisciplinary paintings might be equipped.
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Given the social and communicative challenges that both blindness and autism pose, it is perhaps unsurprising that in the case of a signiﬁcant proportion of children with either of these disabilities, language acquisition can be delayed or aberrant (Fay, 1973). , 1988; Mills, 1993, p. 163). Elsewhere (Miller and Ockelford, 2005) I have suggested that echolalia may arise in part as a consequence of words being treated as musical objects, whereby they are structured primarily through imitation, rather than being treated syntactically as language.
Hence it has potential application in analyzing music created in educational and therapeutic contexts, and in experimental and clinical psychology. Finally, zygonic theory was used to distinguish music from other forms of organized sound, and so delineate the perceived sonic materials to which the interdisciplinary ﬁeld of “applied musicology” can reasonably be considered to pertain. The importance of this distinction will become evident in Chapter 5. 33 This page intentionally left blank Part II Applying zygonic theory to investigate music education, therapy, and psychological assessment This page intentionally left blank Chapter 3 Gauging intentionality in musical interaction in educational, therapeutic, and diagnostic contexts Introduction Most music therapists and some music teachers working with children with cognitive impairments use improvisation in their practice (Markou, 2010): in the case of therapists, largely to foster general development and well-being (Bunt and Hoskyns, 2002; Wigram, 2004), and in the case of teachers, mainly to promote musical and wider development (Ockelford, 2008b).
USING ZYGONIC THEORY TO DEFINE “MUSIC” Zygonic theory holds that: 1 The essence of music is that one sound or group of sounds, or feature or features thereof, should be heard as deriving from another or others through imitation. ” 2 A sense of derivation through imitation enables us to hear discrete sonic events as a coherent stream of abstract sounds, as “music”: and just as each event has the capacity to induce an emotional reaction, so the contingencies we hear in a series of musical sounds can evoke an emotional narrative that unfolds in time.
Applied Musicology: Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy, and Psychology Research by Adam Ockelford
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