The Music Effect
Music Physiology and Clinical Applications
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Music Effect by Daniel J. Schneck
Book DescriptionMusic 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843107712
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daniel J. Schneck
Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist, Paperback (June 2015)
This clear and accessible book presents key information about the anatomy and physiology of the human body for the music therapist, focusing on areas of particular relevance to their practice. This information is vital for both music therapy students and practitioners.
Mechanics of Muscle, Hardback (December 1991)» View all books by Daniel J. Schneck
First published in 1985, the revised edition of this text consists of seven chapters describing the muscle, its anatomy, its mechanics, and its chemical and neuro-control systems. It documents empirical, analytical, and experimental analyses and equations in the field of muscle mechanics.
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Author Biography - Daniel J. Schneck
Daniel J. Schneck is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has published widely (including 18 books) and is an international consultant on basic physiological function and the role of music in human adaptation. He is also an accomplished violinist and continues to perform professionally. Dorita S. Berger is a concert pianist, an educator and a Board Certified music therapist. She is an international lecturer and consultant on music in human adaptation and its application in music therapy. Dorita runs a music therapy clinic in Norwalk, Connecticut, working with people with pervasive developmental disorders, autism, language learning delays, sensory issues and anxiety disorders. Her books include Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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