Mornell, Adina (ed.)
Art in Motion
Musical and Athletic Motor Learning and Performance
Year of Publication: 2009
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 264 pp, num fig. and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-58272-5 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.600 kg, 1.323 lbs
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Musicians tend to believe that the mystery of their art cannot be objectively studied, quantified, or explained. As a result, the term «motor learning» is rarely used in connection with musicians, and an empirical approach to musical performance is more the exception than the rule. Sports scientists, however, show a great interest in musicians because of their advanced skill level and the attentional and emotional demands of the concert stage. This work combines knowledge across disciplines. Advances toward an understanding of human behavior and cognition offer clues to strategies of motor learning and performance that promote the well-being of musicians and athletes. This book provides a forum for an interdisciplinary exchange of research, laying the groundwork for future projects.
Contents: Georg Schulz: Foreword - Robert Höldrich: Preface - Adina Mornell: Art and Thought in Motion - Walter Norris: Strategies for Pianist Improvisers - Matthias Weigelt/Tino Stöckel: Thought Set in Motion - Richard A. Schmidt: Principles of Practice for the Development of Skilled Actions: Implications for Training and Instruction in Music - Mona Silli: Thought Set in Motion - Victor Candia: Playing Beyond the Limits of Health: Loss and Regain of Hand Control in Professional Musicians Suffering from Musicians' Cramp - Elisabeth Grabner: Thought Set in Motion - Gabriele Wulf/Rebecca Lewthwaite: Attentional and Motivational Influences on Motor Performance and Learning - Mona Silli: Thought Set in Motion - Jane Ginsborg: Beating Time: The Role of Kinaesthetic Learning in the Development of Mental Representations for Music - Klaus Rom: Thought Set in Motion - K. Wolfgang Kallus: The Role of Anticipatory Processes in Simulator Based Training of Complex Psychomotor Skills - Adina Mornell: Thought Set in Motion - Thomas Schack: The Architecture of Motion - Christian Frauscher: Thought Set in Motion - Horst Hildebrandt: Teaching Music Physiology and Motor Learning Processes at a University: Experience and Evaluation - Susanne Herwelly/K. Wolfgang Kallus: Thought Set in Motion - Charles H. Shea/Attila J. Kovacs/John J. Buchanan: Perceptual and Attentional Influences on Bimanual Coordination - Adina Mornell: Thought Set in Motion.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editor: Adina Mornell, born in Los Angeles, is a classical pianist and recording artist who studied Music, Literature, Musicology, and Psychology in the U.S. and Germany, receiving her doctorate in Music Psychology in Austria. She is Professor and Chair of Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy (IGP) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) where she conducts scientific research on musical performance and expertise.