The Development of Musical Abilities

William Forde Thompson, E. Glenn Schellenberg

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Abstract

This chapter offers a panoramic survey of topics and issues in developmental psychology. While emphasizing cognitive aspects, it also incorporates sociological and cultural aspects. The discussion is closely tailored to the questions frequently asked by music educators, such as what results of developmental psychology parents and teachers should be aware of and what they should know about the development of musical abilities. Developmental psychology of music should not focus only on those cognitive or instrumental abilities that are readily measured. Instead, the ability to experience music, musical skills, and attitudes are also part of the musical development. Furthermore, changes of musical desires, interests, and motivations take place throughout life. Thus the meaning of musical development may be entirely different at different stages of life.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development
EditorsRichard Colwell
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages124-164
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9780199850723
ISBN (Print)9780195304565, 019518923X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Developmental Psychology
Musical Ability
Music
Music Educators

Keywords

  • Developmental psychology
  • Musical abilities
  • Musical development
  • Musical perception
  • Parents
  • Teachers

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Thompson, W. F., & Glenn Schellenberg, E. (2006). The Development of Musical Abilities. In R. Colwell (Ed.), MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development (pp. 124-164). New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.003.0005
Thompson, William Forde ; Glenn Schellenberg, E. / The Development of Musical Abilities. MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development. editor / Richard Colwell. New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. pp. 124-164
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Thompson WF, Glenn Schellenberg E. The Development of Musical Abilities. In Colwell R, editor, MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development. New York: Oxford University Press. 2006. p. 124-164 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.003.0005