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ERIC Number: EJ937089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Music: Artistic Performance or a Therapeutic Tool? A Study on Differences
Petersson, Gunnar; Nystrom, Maria
International Journal of Music Education, v29 n3 p229-240 Aug 2011
The aim of this study is to analyze and describe how musicians who are also music therapy students separate music as artistic performance from music as a therapeutic tool. The data consist of 18 written reflections from music therapy students that were analyzed according to a phenomenographic method. The findings are presented as four qualitatively-separated perceptions that describe differences in the purpose, symbolic value, professional competence and perceived reception of music. The underlying meaning is discussed as a difference between intuition and reflection. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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