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Being in Music: Foundations of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy

Author : Kenneth Aigen

Being in Music: Foundations of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
ISBN : 9781891278372
E-ISBN : 978-1-89127891-4

Based on transcripts of Nordoff and Robbins from their final and most thorough teaching collaboration, this study illuminates concepts, values, and world views underlying this seminal approach to Creative Music Therapy. (1996, 78 pages)



Series Introduction




Preface to the Barcelona Edition



1. The Qualitative Method Employed in this Study

2. The Course at Goldie Leigh Hospital: Setting The Stage

3. Conceptual Framework

The Role of Technique

Therapist Preparation

Personalized Source of Music

Living in Music and the Evolution of Form

Musical Intelligence

Qualities of Clinical-Musical Interaction

Bringing Meaningful Experience

The Forces Latent in Music

Clinical Strategies

The Importance of Repetition: Improvised and Pre-composed Songs

 Therapy and/or Teaching?


 4. Themes

The Therapeutic Relationship

The Role of Values

The Therapeutic Process

The Demands of the Clinical Work

Implications and Effects of the Clinical Work

The Nordoff-Robbins Training

 Closing Words


Appendix A: Theme Statements

Appendix B: Brief History of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy