- The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure
- Grasping the Jellyfish of Music Making and Leisure
- Creating a Framework for Music Making and Leisure: Max Kaplan Leads the Way
- Well-Being and Music Leisure Activities through the Lifespan: A Psychological Perspective
- Aspiring to Music Making as Leisure through the Musical Futures Classroom
- DIY Recreational Recording as Music Making
- Contemplating Compilations: An Invitation to …
- “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”: Music Education and Guitar as Leisure
- Playing Music and Identity Development in Middle Adulthood: A Theoretical and Autoethnographic Account
- (Un)popular Music Making and Eudaimonism
- “The Violin in the Attic”: Investigating the Long-Term Value of Lapsed Musical Participation
- Leisure-Time Music Activities from the Perspective of Musical Agency: The Breaking Down of a Dichotomy
- The Musical Lives of Self-Confessed Nonmusicians
- Popular Music Making and Young People: Leisure, Education, and Industry
- “Perilous Blessing of Leisure”: Music and Leisure in the United States, 1890–1945
- A Consumer Behavior-Influenced Multidisciplinary Transcendent Model of Motivation for Music Making
- Developing a Cultural Theory of Music Making and Leisure: Baudrillard, the <i>Simulacra</i>, and Music Consumption
- Feeling Part of the Scene: Affective Experiences of Music Making Practices and Performances within Leeds’s Extreme Metal Scene
- Motivational and Social Network Dynamics of Ensemble Music Making: A Longitudinal Investigation of a Collegiate Marching Band
- Leisure Music Production: Its Spaces and Places
- Amateur and Professional Music Making at Dartington International Summer School
- “What’s Your Name, Where Are You From, and What Have You Had?”: Utopian Memories of Leeds’s Acid House Culture in Two Acts
- Red Light Jams: A Place Outside of All Others
- The Beat of a Different Drummer: Music Making as Leisure Research
- “FX, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll”: Engineering the Emotional Space of the Recording Studio
- Music Making on YouTube
- Italian Amateur Pop-Rock Musicians on Facebook: Mixed Methods and New Findings in Music Making Research
- Entering into an Indigenous Cypher: Indigenous Music-Dance Making Sings to Western Leisure
- Sonic Participatory Cultures within, through, and around Video Games
- “Singer’s Music”: Considering Sacred Harp Singing as Musical Leisure and Lived Harmony
- “DJ Hit That Button”: Amateur Laptop Musicians in Contemporary Music and Society
- Community Music Practice: Intervention through Facilitation
- Leisure Grooves: An Open Letter to Charles Keil
Abstract and Keywords
Music constitutes a leisure activity for many people, either through listening or making music. For some, singing or playing constitutes a “serious” leisure activity while for others it is recreational. Similarly, listening for some is a hobby to which they devote considerable time and energy; for others it constitutes casual engagement. Despite these differences in forms and levels of engagement, music can have a considerable impact on subjective well-being. Well-being can be enhanced through listening while undertaking other tasks or through using music to change moods and emotions. However, music can cause distress when it is not to the liking of a listener and out of their control. Music can also play a role in the development and maintenance of identity through the kind of music listened to. Attending live music requires a greater level of interest but leads to similar benefits as active music making.
Professor Susan Hallam, The Institute of Education, University of London.
Dr. Andrea Creech, Institute of Education, University of London.
Maria Varvarigou, Institute of Education, University College London
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