Musical Identities


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1: David Hargreaves, Dorothy Miell and Raymond MacDonald: What are musical identities and why are they important? 2: Colwyn Trevarthen: Origins of musical identity: evidence from infancy for musical social awareness Part I: Developing Musical Identities 3: Alexandra Lamont: Musical identities and the school environment 4: Sophia Borthwick and Jane Davidson: Developing a child's identity as a musician: a family 'script' perspective 5: Susan O'Neill: The self-identity of young musicians 6: Jane Davidson: The solo performer's identity Part II: Developing Identities Through Music 7: Nicola Dibben: Gender identity and music 8: Mark Tarrant, Adrian North and David Hargreaves: Youth identity and music 9: Goeran Folkestad: National identity and music 10: Raymond MacDonald and Dorothy Miell: Music for individuals with special needs: a catalyst for developments in identity, communication and musical ability 11: Wendy Magee: Disability and identity in music therapy Name Index Subject Index

About the Author

Raymond MacDonald has been lecturing and researching in the psychology of music for a number of years, currently at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has also been Artistic Director for a music production company, Sounds of Progress, working with individuals with special needs, and is an experienced jazz saxophonist. David Hargreaves is Professor of child Development at the University of Surrey Roehampton and Visiting Professor of Research in Music Education at the University of Gothenburg Sweden. His publications which have been translated into 13 languages, include 'Musical Development and Learning: The International Perspective'. Dorothy Miell, Department of Psychology at the Open University has research interests in the study of close personal relationships, with recent work in two areas - the discursive analysis of accounts of identity development through relationships, and studies of the effects of relationshihp level and communication patterns on the nature of children's collaborative working, especially in creative tasks such as music making.


`...the book raises many interesting hypotheses - always a good thing, as books of facts date quickly, but books of ideas inspire.' Popular Music

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