Thursday, May 16, 2013

from the book "Music, Health and Well-being"

When this book came out, it was one that I had to have, because it speaks so well into what I am passionate about. In the conclusion for the article "Music Therapy: Models and Interventions" by Gro Trondalen & Lars Ole Bonde there is this statement.

"Expressive and receptive musicking (music making) allows for experiences at different levels through a present aesthetic participation within a multi-layered framework of interpretation. Such a musical relationship based on empowerment and attunement supports affirmative, corrective, emotional and relational experiences through musicking, and it defines music therapy as a specific health promoting practice."

In the article "Musical Flourishing: Community Music Therapy, Controversy, and Wellbeing" by Gary Ansdell and Tia DeNora has this paragraph

"Aristotle, unlike Plato, did not think that music helped because of metaphysical correspondences with the planets, but because it promoted earthbound conviviality and communality (wine, women and song, to paraphrase!). Well-being is not just the absence of illness, or just an individual matter, or just the result of the provision of 'health technology'. It is, as Mark Vernon suggest, part of our pursuit of the 'spirit level' part of our seeking the good life, through which we may find well-being together. For many people well-being emerges in the spaces made between people and music. This was, after all, an insight that the pioneer music therapists Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins came to 50 years ago: that when music flourishes, people flourish too."

I trust that this give you informative reading material.

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