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It describes the relationship between thinking and music, and discusses the relationship between thinking and music in pre-schoolers and schoolchildren in areas such as singing, aesthetic appreciation, rhythmic and melodic development, and the acquisition of harmony and tonality. The book describes the development of musical taste, and discusses the questions of musical creativity, and of the social psychology of musical taste and fashion.

As a comprehensive study of the links between developmental psychology and music education, Hargreaves' work demonstrates the practical and theoretical importance of psychological research on the process underlying children's musical perception, cognition and performance. The perspective of music psychology.

The perspective of developmental psychology. The musical perspective.

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Psychological approaches to musical development. Plan of the book. Childrens thinking and musical development. Behavioural studies. Psychometric studies.

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Creativity personality and musical development. The concept of creativity. The creative process. Cognitive processes in composition and improvisation. Theories of creativity. The creative person. By that logic then, Schoenberg's music should be better for children than Mozart since Schoenberg is certainly more complex than Mozart e.

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But I would never play Schoenberg for my child instead of Mozart because I find Schoenberg unnatural to listen to because it is so weird and complex. The point is I think simply saying classical music is more sophisticated or superior isn't a very meaningful distinction and greater clarification should be given about why classical music in particular enhances learning if in fact that has any basis. Another way of saying this is, why doesn't music in general enhance it then? Why classical music in particular? This question came from our site for parents, grandparents, nannies and others with a parenting role.

My answer is based, in large part, on their summary of the topic. In the experiment, college students completed a set of typical IQ tests. Before taking the tests, the participants were randomly assigned to either 1 listen to 10 minutes of Mozart, 2 listen to 10 minutes of relaxation instructions, or 3 sit in silence for 10 minutes.

They reported that participants who listened to Mozart scored an average of IQ points higher on the tests than the other groups. The effect turns out to be difficult to replicate. Your question is specifically about classical versus other kinds of music, and this is indeed a topic that has been researched as a follow-up to the Mozart Effect. One theory that arose to explain the Mozart Effect even though the effect itself may not be all that reliable!

Rather, the effect is simply about arousal and mood. Listening to music may not increase your intelligence, but it might make you more alert and engaged than sitting in silence or listening to a relaxation script. Login Register. Advanced search Search history. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. See what's been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years.

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Machine derived contents note: Preface 1. The developmental psychology of music 2. Children's thinking and musical development 3. Musical development in the preschooler 4. Musical development in the schoolchild 5.

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Development of responses to music 6. Creativity, personality, and musical development 7. Social psychology and musical development 8.