The Music Effect: Music Physiology And Clinical Applications

The Music Effect: Music Physiology And Clinical Applications

The Music Effect: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

Music is well known to have a significant effect on physiology and is widely used as an effective therapeutic tool in stress and pain management, rehabilitation, and behavior modification, but its effects are not well understood.

This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, and form, and their effects on the body are explored in detail, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. Case studies and evidence from research and practice show how music therapy can benefit people with autistic spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, schizophrenia, and sensory difficulties, among other conditions.

The Music Effect is an essential resource for music therapists, clinicians, educators and anyone with an interest in holistic therapy.

Review
'The Music Effect gives indispensable knowledge to clinicians on music physiology. The book offers through and scientific explanations on the effect of music on physiology and relates these to clinical music therapy work. This makes it an essential and very important resource for music therapy students and educators, as...

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