Contemporary Research

There is a wealth of contemporary research in Music Education, Music Psychology and Music and the Brain available online.

Here is a selection of papers, abstracts and articles that I have found useful in informing many projects in schools:

Musical Training Influences Linguistic Abilities in 8-Year-Old Children

http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/19/3/712.full

Music and the brain: three links to language (A D Patel)

http://vesicle.nsi.edu/users/patel/Patel_OUP_Handbook_chapter_2009.pdf

Relating Pitch Awareness to Phonemic Awareness in Children: Implications for Tone-Deafness and Dyslexia

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108552/

Does Music Education Enhance the Developing Brain and Academic Achievement?(R P Martin)

http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/BrainOnMusic/Martin.BrainOnMusic.html

Benefits of Music and Movement for Children

http://www.musikgarten.org/music_movement.cfm

Implementing a Musical Program to Promote Preschool Children’sVocabulary Development ( I Moyeda)

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v8n1/galicia.html

How non-music majors experience the value of participating in music.  R.Bures

http://gradworks.umi.com/3358977.pdf

The Effects of Singing and Chanting on the Reading Achievement and Attitudes of first graders.   K.H.Cochran 2008

http://etd.lib.clemson.edu/documents/1220473778/umi-clemson-1814.pdf

The Effects of Music Instruction on Emergent Literacy Capacities among Preschool Children: A Literature Review

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v10n1/bolduc.html

Phonemic Awareness and Musical Pitch Discrimination: Related? A Strout 2004

http://cramer.myweb.uga.edu/6200/StudentSamples/PhonemicAwarenessMusicalDiscrim.pdf

Can Music be used to teach Reading?  R.Butzlaff 2000

http://www.artsedsearch.org/summaries/can-music-be-used-to-teach-reading

Can Music Instruction Affect Children’s Cognitive Development?  (Commentary)

http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-3/cognitive.html

The power of music: its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people  S. Hallam (Summary)

http://www.mia.org.uk/assets/docs/general/the_power_of_music.pdf

Music Psychologists Adrian North and David Hargreaves have written many fascinating papers on the effect of music on consumer behaviour.

Their book is highly recommended:

The Social and Applied Psychology of Music by A. North and D. Hargreaves

OUP 2008     ISBN-10: 0198567421

Here are some links to abstracts of individual papers:

The Effect of Musical Style on Restaurant Customers’ Spending

Adrian C North, Amber Shilcock, and David J Hargreaves

http://www.le.ac.uk/press/ebulletin/news/havingtherighttaste.html

The influence of in-store music on wine selections.

By North, Adrian C.; Hargreaves, David J.; McKendrick, Jennifer

http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/psycarticles-reg/the-influence-of-in-store-music-on-wine-selections-fcS0wk7n6w

And this very interesting discussion of the potential dangers of a systematic explicit approach to teaching social and emotional skills:

The curious case of the tail wagging the dog

Carol Craig, Centre for Wellbeing, Glasgow. Feb 2009.

http://www.centreforconfidence.co.uk/projects.php?pid=56

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One Response to Contemporary Research

  1. Park Matrolley says:

    Hey David, love the site – congrats! Thought you might like to take a look at this episode (3) of Oxford in Voice looking at the relationship between music and the bwain:
    https://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/voice
    Cheers
    Sparky x

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