Musical Therapy Term Paper by Champ

Musical Therapy
An experiment to determine the effects of musical therapy upon the learning process.
# 98789 | 1,420 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 17, 2007 in Education (Theory) , Music Studies (Classical and Baroque) , Music Studies (General)

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The paper discusses the therapeutic value of classical music. The paper presents an experiment to observe if musical therapy actually increases performance in learning. The paper shows how the results were inconclusive, in that they showed no statistical correlation between learning and classical music itself. The writer notes that he/she has, however, identified many errors that could be attributed to the poor results.

Purpose statement

From the Paper:

"People tend to think that any type of background music will cause them to become calm and focused, receiving the therapeutic effects of music. Quite to the contrary Dr. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist writes that there is a strong difference between recreational music and therapeutic music. He explains, "the power of music to integrate and cure is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest non-chemical medication" (Sacks, npg). The beauty of music in general is that music is very easily absorbed by our minds. Since it is such an easy integrating method with our brains, we can achieve a sense of greater peace and tranquility when fully concentrating on music."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Weiss, Michael J. "Death of the Arts Snob? - American attitudes of the theater."American Demographics (June 2001).
  • Hoffman, Janalea. "Therapeutic Use of Music." POST-POLIO HEALTH 22.1 (Winter2006): 51-54.
  • Alvin, J. & Warnick, A. (1991). Music Therapy for the autistic child. (2nd ed.) New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bonny, H. L. & Savary, L. M. (1973). Music and your mind: Listening with a newconsciousness. New York: Harper & Row

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