Music and Child Development edited by J.Craig Peery, Irene Weiss Peery, Thomas W. Draper.

I acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to my coeditors: my wife Irene, and my friend and colleague Tom Draper. They have worked with diligence and insight to bring this work to completion. They have delegated the task of writing the Preface to me. As the scientific study of human development matures...

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Other Authors: Peery, J.Craig. (Editor,, Weiss Peery, Irene. (Editor,, Draper, Thomas W. (Editor,
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1987.
Edition:1st ed. 1987.
Series:Springer eBook Collection.
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction
  • 1. The Role of Music in Child Development
  • II. Development of Musical Abilities
  • 2. A Study of Infant Musical Productivity
  • 3. Toward a Model for Rhythm Development
  • 4. Structural-Developmental Research in Music: Conservation and Representation
  • 5. Toward a Theory of Music Syntax: Some Observations of Music Babble in Young Children
  • 6. Children’s Rhythmic Development from Age 5 to 7: Performance, Notation, and Reading of Rhythmic Patterns
  • 7. The Development of Music Preference in Children
  • 8. Conceptual Bases for Creative Thinking in Music
  • III. Music and Education
  • 9. Music and the Learning of Language in Early Childhood
  • 10. Approaches to Classroom Music for Children
  • 11. An Analysis of Historical Reasons for Teaching Music to Young Children: Is It the Same Old Song?
  • 12. Children’s Musical Behaviors in the Natural Environment
  • 13. The Virtue and Vice of Musical Performance Competitions for Children
  • 14. Influences of Home and Family on Musical Opportunities of Educationally Advantaged Second-Grade Children
  • Author Index.