Friday, October 01, 2004

Handbook of Music Psychology (2nd ed)

I think I have found the textbook for next semester's course on the psychology of music. The Handbook of Music Psychology, edited by Donald Hodges, is more rounded than Diana Deutsch's The Psychology of Music. It includes discussions of music therapy, the social psychology of music, and has a great introductory chapter on the discipline of music psychology as a whole. It doesn't go into great detail in places, but that's where handouts and supplemental readings come in. Now I need to make up the syllabus and create the handouts. Thankfully I have some free time in January to finalize all the details.

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