Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 July 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter provides an overview of a music-centered model of music therapy entitled Aesthetic Music Therapy (AeMT). AeMT was developed over many years of practice and theoretical reflection not only as a music-centered approach to therapeutic work, but also as a way to consider the myriad means by which humans experience the world of self and others. By placing AeMT within the framework of other present-day music therapy models, the need for music-centered thinking to be considered equal to those of medicine, community, and psychotherapy is endorsed. By expanding our knowledge and use of diverse musical cultures, music therapy will remain at the forefront of contemporary theories in both the field of health and the arts.

Keywords: music-centered, aesthetic music therapy, clinical improvisation, music analysis, musical styles, world music, music-centered indigenous theory, gender and identity

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.