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dc.contributor.authorRoyes, Matthew R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-05T15:15:26Z
dc.date.available2019-06-05T15:15:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/70735
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to explore the effects of music improvisation on the emotional experiences of college students who have no previous music training. The participants (N=12) involved in this study consisted of college students, both male (n=5) and female (n=7), in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The participants were split into three groups, consisting of four participants in each group. Participants completed a questionnaire identifying their current emotional state, and then participated in a group music improvisation facilitated by the researcher. The participants then completed a second questionnaire to identify emotions they felt during and after the improvisation. Results indicated that music improvisation evoked more positive emotions in participants. In general, participants reported a decrease in negative emotions and an increase in positive emotions after participating in active music improvisation. Implications for this study include the use of music improvisation as a viable method in the field of music therapy to both elicit and modulate emotions within clients who have no musical training.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Musicen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectMusic therapy -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.subjectMusic therapy -- Researchen_US
dc.titleEmotional experiences of non-musically trained college students while improvising music in a group settingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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