Talking about music: a vehicle for identity development

Raymond MacDonald, Dorothy Miell, Graeme Wilson

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This chapter presents an account of how talk about music in informal settings can play a crucial role within the musical communication process. It focuses on the ways in which talk about music serves a number of personal, social, and musical functions for both young people and professional musicians, which can be viewed as an important aspect of musical communication itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusical Communication
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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