The Power of Music: An Exploration of the Evidence - cover image

Copyright

Susan Hallam; Evangelos Himonides;

Published On

2022-07-11

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-416-8
Hardback978-1-80064-417-5
PDF978-1-80064-418-2
HTML978-1-80064-676-6
XML978-1-80064-421-2
EPUB978-1-80064-419-9
AZW3978-1-80064-420-5

Language

  • English

Print Length

846 pages (xviii+828)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 42 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.65" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 44 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.73" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1166g (41.13oz)
Hardback1351g (47.66oz)

Media

Illustrations3

OCLC Number

1335598895

LCCN

2021386022

BIC

  • AVA
  • JHMC
  • JMH

BISAC

  • MUS006000
  • MUS020000
  • MUS007000
  • MUS015000

LCC

  • ML3830

Keywords

  • music education
  • music practice
  • psychology
  • listening to music
  • making music
  • music therapy
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The Power of Music

An Exploration of the Evidence

Building on her earlier work, 'The Power of Music: A Research Synthesis of the Impact of Actively Making Music on the Intellectual, Social and Personal Development of Children and Young People', this volume by Susan Hallam and Evangelos Himonides is an important new resource in the field of music education, practice, and psychology.

A well-signposted text with helpful subheadings, 'The Power of Music: An Exploration of the Evidence' gathers and synthesises research in neuroscience, psychology, and education to develop our understanding of the effects of listening to and actively making music. Its chapters address music’s relationship with literacy and numeracy, transferable skills, its impact on social cohesion and personal wellbeing, as well as the roles that music plays in our everyday lives.

Considering evidence from large population samples to individual case studies and across age groups, the authors also pose important methodological questions to the research community. 'The Power of Music' defends qualitative research against a requirement for randomised control trials that can obscure the diverse and often fraught contexts in which people of all ages and backgrounds are exposed to, and engage with, music.

This magnificent and comprehensive volume allows the evidence about the power of music to speak for itself, thus providing an essential directory for those researching music education and its social, personal, and cognitive impact across human ages and experiences.

Contents

1. Introduction

(pp. 1–14)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.01

2. Music and Neuroscience

(pp. 15–42)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.02

3. Aural Perception and Language Skills

(pp. 43–78)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.03

4. Literacy and Related Language Skills

(pp. 79–106)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.04

5. Music, Spatial Reasoning and Mathematical Performance

(pp. 107–132)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.05

6. The Impact of Musical Engagement on Memory

(pp. 133–170)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.06

7. Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation

(pp. 171–198)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.07

8. Intellectual Development

(pp. 199–222)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.08

9. Musicians and Creativity

(pp. 223–236)
  • Evangelos Himonides
  • Susan Hallam
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.09

10. General Attainment

(pp. 237–260)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.10

11. Music and Studying

(pp. 261–318)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.11

12. Re-Engagement and Motivation

(pp. 319–274)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.12

13. Personal, Social and Physical Development

(pp. 375–412)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.13

14. Psychological Wellbeing

(pp. 413–478)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.14

15. Music and Physical and Mental Health

(pp. 479–550)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.15

16. Music, Inclusion and Social Cohesion

(pp. 551–572)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.16

17. Music in Everyday Life

(pp. 573–592)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.17

Reflections on an Exploration of the Evidence for the Power of Music

(pp. 593–596)
  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0292.18

Contributors

Susan Hallam

(author)
Emerita Professor of Education and Music Psychology at University College London