Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist (Paperback)

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Providing need-to-know information about the human body for music therapists, this book covers the elements of anatomy and physiology that are of particular relevance to clinical practice.

Addressing both the structure and function of the human body, the material is presented with the music therapist in mind. Particular attention is paid to the role of music in affecting responses from the organ systems, including the senses, the endocrine glands, the immune system, the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous systems and the vestibular system. Dr Schneck also uses accessible musical metaphors to explain complex biological information.

Emphasising the symbiotic relationship between music and the body, this book reveals how an understanding of this relationship can help music therapists to practice more effectively, and will be of interest to students and practitioners alike.

About the Author

Dr Daniel J. Schneck was a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He published widely, including 24 books, and was a National Book Award nominated author. He was an international consultant on basic physiological function and the role of music in human adaptation. He was also an accomplished violinist and performed professionally. He was based in Virginia, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849057561
ISBN-10: 1849057567
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: June 21st, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English