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The Use of Improvise Harp Music as an Opening Ritual for the Therapeutic Setting

Abstract The inspiration to undertake this pilot study came after observation and reflection by the clinician-researcher, a board-certified music therapist who has used the harp as the primary instrument when facilitating sessions, on hundreds of music therapy sessions that took place at a facility for behavioral health and chemical dependency. It was observed that the use of improvised harp music as a therapeutic intervention within the context of a music therapy session seemed to relax patients who reported that they were nervous or anxious, and it was also noted that following a listening exercise that consisted of improvised harp music, patients appeared calmer and reported that they felt more comfortable. This research aims to determine if imp... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Raunikar, Mary Frances (Author) / Rio, Robin (Advisor) / Aspnes, Lynne (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music therapy / Psychology / Health care management / Affect / Harp / Improvised / Ritual / Therapy / Wellness
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Music Therapy 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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