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How Music Can Change Your Life

Did you ever wonder how music works? This course provides free video, audio and journal resources that explain six basic principles about how music can influence individual and community health and wellbeing. From biology and neuroscience, to psychotherapy and politics, the ways we engage with music can make all the difference. Music has always played an integral role in the lives of individuals and communities all around the globe. This course explores the ways that music can be used to achieve positive changes with a particular emphasis on the most vulnerable persons. Six different understandings will be explored, each with their own set of values and assumptions. The greatest thinkers in each approach believe that their way of explaining the power of music is right, but we will show that understanding music in its entirety delivers the best results in each unique circumstance. Once we understand the various ways that music can change the world, we can make informed decisions about how best to employ its extraordinary power. Learners who engage in this MOOC can expect to both deepen and broaden their understanding of how music can be used with individuals, groups and communities. Specifically: • To distinguish between how music works on the body, in the brain, through the unconscious, for bonding, as political action and in reflecting culture, • To design practical programs that utilise music to support individuals, groups and communities based on examples shared in the ‘on-site’ case studies. View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/jnde3w3

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Rating 4.7 based on 34 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts May 4 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Melbourne via Coursera
Instructor Katrina Skewes McFerran
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Language English
Subjects Science Art & Design Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Arts And Humanities Music And Art Psychology

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music therapy in 5 reviews

Can we follow this up with a degree in Music Therapy online?

It is the most complete Music Therapy Online course I have ever seen.

The course was the perfect way to get introduced to the many ways music therapy can impact our lives.

(: I am loving the course eventhough I think it is too specialized and I can not work as a Music Therapy just with this course.

It is a complementary course to people studing music, music therapy or any kind of fisiotherapy.

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about music in 3 reviews

I was expecting to learn more about the scientific research about music on the general population (similar to Amelia Collins' approach or the research in Stacy Horn's book "Imperfect Harmony", not in a therapeutic setting.

It stops being about music and suddenly becomes a discussion about liberal social issues.

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so many in 2 reviews

This course is extremely interesting, complete and deepens so many aspects of music and musicking!

it provides a lot of extremely accurate and recent literature and testimonies, and opens your mind to so many aspects and possibilities for applying care through music, both individually and collectively.

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Rating 4.7 based on 34 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts May 4 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Melbourne via Coursera
Instructor Katrina Skewes McFerran
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Art & Design Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Arts And Humanities Music And Art Psychology

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