Therapeutic Songwriting provides a comprehensive examination of contemporary methods and models of songwriting as used for therapeutic purposes. It describes the environmental, sociocultural, individual, and group factors shaping practice, and how songwriting is understood and practiced within different psychological and wellbeing orientations.
Felicity Baker is Associate Professor and Australia Research Council Future Fellow based at The University of Melbourne. She has dedicated her career to the study of songwriting as a therapeutic practice. Felicity has achieved numerous awards including a Foundation Research Excellence Award, an Australian Leadership Award, and an Australian Teaching Award. She is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Music Therapy.
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction, Research Focus and Method 2. Songwriting - A Coming of Age PART II: FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SONGWRITING PROCESS 3. Environmental Factors 4. Sociocultural Factors 5. Individual Factors 6. Group Factors 7. Role of Music and Music Technology PART III: SONGWRITING METHODS 8. Introducing Songwriting Methods 9. Songwriting Methods that Emphasize Lyric Creation 10. Songwriting Methods that Emphasize Both Lyric and Music Creation 11. Songwriting Methods that Emphasize Music Creation PART IV: ORIENTATION 12. Outcome-Oriented Models of Songwriting 13. Experience-Oriented Models of Songwriting 14. Context-Oriented Models of Songwriting 15. Songwriting as an Integral Practice
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