The effects of music in educational and community settings

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This article reviews the literature that has explored the ways in which music may have benefits beyond those associated with our enjoyment of active engagement or listening in community and educational settings. It outlines developments in community music, considers research that has assessed its impact, explores the way in which music has been used to attain educational aims beyond those relating to music education itself, and considers issues and findings relating to the use of background music when studying.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Music Psychology
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-929845-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • music psychology
  • music listening
  • community music
  • music education
  • background music


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