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Published: 26 October 2017

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780198817154

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The Child as Musician

A handbook of musical development

Second Edition

Edited by Gary E. McPherson

  • Synthesizes a vast body of research from across the globe, resulting in a book with broad international appeal and relevance
  • Provides an overview of the biological, environmental, social, cultural and historical factors that have shaped the acquisition of musical skills, understandings and attitudes
  • Draws on research from a variety of disciplines, including music, psychology, education, sociology, philosophy and medicine

New to this Edition:

  • The book has been expanded from 24 to 35 chapters, including mostly new chapters rather than revisions of the former chapters.
  • Substantial enough to be used as a set text in a upper level undergraduate or graduate course in music education or music education (which is how the first edition was used)
  • The original style of the book which encompassed five subdivisions dealing with Development, Engagement, Differences, Skills, and Contexts has been maintained.

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