Music Therapy Improvisation for Groups Essential Leadership Competencies

ISBN-10: 1891278495
ISBN-13: 9781891278495
Edition: 2007
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Description: While more and more certified music therapists appear to be using improvisational methods, few published resources exist to guide training and development, especially at the undergraduate/entry level. This unprecedented book provides clinicians,  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Barcelona Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

While more and more certified music therapists appear to be using improvisational methods, few published resources exist to guide training and development, especially at the undergraduate/entry level. This unprecedented book provides clinicians, educators, and trainers with knowledge-based and skill-based competencies in group improvisation leadership and a suggested sequence for instruction in these specific competencies.

Introduction
Essential Competencies
Suggestions for Using This Book
Terms and Nomenclature of Improvisation
Foundational Definitions
Methods, Procedures, Techniques
Referential and Nonreferential Improvisations
Givens
Improvisation Versus a Drum Circle
Instruments of Improvisation
Instrumentarium
Mallets
Getting to Know Your Instruments
Ambidexterity
Selecting the Instruments
Quality
Number
Types
Client Age
Cautions
Needs and Objectives
The Therapist's Instrument
Arranging the Environment
Presenting the Instruments
Sound Vocabulary
Musical Elements of Improvisation
Rhythmic Elements
Language and Rhythm
Tonal Elements
Textural Elements
Dynamic Elements
Timbral Elements
Structures for Improvisation
Session Structures
Selecting and Presenting Givens and Referents
Selection
Presentation
Nonmusical Facilitation Skills (Verbal & Gestural)
Starting and Stopping
Starting
Stopping
Communicating During Improvisation
Movement
Physical Assistance
Musical Facilitation Skills
Techniques of Empathy
Imitating
Synchronizing
Incorporating
Pacing
Reflecting
Structuring Techniques
Rhythmic Grounding
Tonal Centering
Elicitation Techniques
Repeating
Modeling
Making Spaces
Interjecting
Redirection Techniques
Introducing Change
Intensifying
Intimacy Techniques
Sharing Instruments
Bonding
Soliloquizing
Procedural Techniques
Receding
Referential Techniques
Free Associating
Emotional Exploration Techniques
Holding
Doubling
Contrasting
Splitting
Transferring
Making Sense of What We Hear: The IAPs
Improvisation Assessment Profiles (IAPs)
Intramusical Relationships
Intermusical Relationships
The Profiles
Salience
Integration
Variability
Tension
Congruence
Autonomy
Summary and Caveats
Verbal Skills
To Process or Not to Process
Focal Point of Verbal Processing
Role of the Therapist
Verbal Techniques
Probe
Reflection of Feeling
Clarification
Checking Out
Self-Disclosure
Summary
Closing
Essential Competencies for Clinical Improvisation
Exercises
Referents for Clinical Music Improvisation
Harmonic Progressions/Vamps
Givens/Parameters
IAP Profiles and Scales
References

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