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Culture-Centered Music Therapy

Written by Byrnjuff Stige Presented by Christina Park
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Christina Park

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Culture-Centered Music Therapy

Culture-Centered Music Therapy Culture... Humans are born with a strong need for experiences of community.
With motives for cultural learning and communicative skills that enable
them to engage in the interactive learning processes to acheive this. Reflexitivity The ability to think of oneself in relation to others.
An individual's ability to reflect upon his own position in relation to social and cultural systems. Culture-specific Music Therapy Acknowledges cultural identity of client & therapist
Understands that music therapy is not "culture-free"
MT must adjust their treatment in order to show respect
Must be culturally sensitive and understand cultural differences which may be reflected in therapy. Culture-centered Music Therapy Creates awareness about music therapy as a culture.
"The possibility of more radical reevaluation of what music therapy is and can be."
Challenges the traditional concepts and insists upon cultureally senstive theories to format into the session.
is the accumulation of customs and technologies enabling and regulating human coexistence. Community How do you define Music? Music is defined different in every culture.
What may be music to one group may not be for another.
Music is strongly influenced by cultural history. Music may be considered a situated event and activity. As event music is sound-in time, organized as culturally informed expressions of music protomusicality. As activity music is the act of creating and relation to emerging sounds and expressive gestures. Protomusicality... developed in human phylogeny, considered a basic element in humans' capacity for nonverbal communication, eg. mother-infant interaction. Musics... points at music as artifacts produced in cultural history, ranging from musical works to musical traditions. Musicking...
experience of music as the performed relationships are established between sounds, between sounds and people, etc. Music becomes situated activity and moment-to-moment lived experience of culturally informed expressions of human protomusicality. In conclusion...
the music therapist should... 1) understand the vital role that culture plays in each individual. 2)expand their horizons by taking interest in different cultures. 3) show interest and respect towards cultural differences and histories. which then makes the clients... and... happy by Brynjuff Stige MUSIC Music Therapy as professional practice is situated health musicking in a planned process of collaboration between client and therapist Music therapy must be understood as a precess situated in an evolving sociocultural context.
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