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Early Theoretical Writings

Author : Kenneth E. Bruscia

Early Theoretical Writings
ISBN : 9781945411373
E-ISBN : 9781945411342


Early Theoretical Writings on Music Therapy: 1950-1961 (American Music Therapy Association [AMTA]). A collaborative effort of AMTA and Barcelona Publishers, made possible by the AMTA archives at Colorado State University, this is a collection of theoretical papers presented at the annual conferences of the National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT) during its formative years. The papers were published in the NAMT annual books of proceedings, which served as the main scholarly publication of the association until it was replaced in 1964 by the Journal of Music Therapy. Authors include leading pioneers in music therapy as well as renown experts in related fields, including Altshuler, Dreikurs, Fultz, Gaston, Hahn, Klink, Kohut, Masserman, Meyer, Ostwald, and Ruppenthal. The papers are historically significant inasmuch as they reflect how the association and its members were thinking about the nature of music therapy at a time when there was considerable uncertainty about how it should be named or defined. Introductions and commentaries on each paper are provided by Kenneth E. Bruscia. (2019, 240 pages). Print ISBN: 9781945411373 ($28); E-ISBN: 9781945411342 ($20).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword: Kenneth E. Bruscia

Chapter 1: Ira Altshuler

Introduction
Music Therapy — Retrospect and Perspective

Introduction
Music Potentiating Drugs

Chapter 2: Rudolf Dreikurs

Introduction
The Dynamics of Music Therapy

Chapter 3: Arthur Flagler Fultz

Introduction
The Musical Guidance Theory of Music Therapy

Introduction
Core Constructs of Music Therapy Communication — Demonstration of a Communication Model

Introduction
Therapeutic Potentials of the Ordinary Music-Maker

Introduction
The Structure of Perceptual Experiences During Music Therapy Operations

Introduction
The Relation of Two Contemporary Music Therapy Orientations to General Therapeutic Goals

Chapter 4: E. Thayer Gaston

Introduction
Factors Contributing to Responses to Music

Chapter 5: Marcus Hahn

Introduction
The Experiential Determinants of the Perception of Music as an Approach Toward Research in the Psychology of Music

Chapter 6: Thomas Klink

Introduction
Music Therapy — Manipulation or Process

Chapter 7: Hans Kohut

Introduction
The Psychological Significance of Musical Activity

Chapter 8: Jules Masserman

Introduction
Music and the Child in Society

Introduction
Music as a Tool of Delightful Delusion

Chapter 9: Leonard B. Meyer

Introduction
Learning, Belief, and Music Therapy

Chapter 10: Peter F. Ostwald

Introduction
Sound, Music, and Human Behavior

Chapter 11: Wayne W. Ruppenthal

Introduction
Experiential Determinants of Perception: Some Considerations for Music Therapy