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Mind fulness and Music: A Promising Subject of an Unmapped Field

Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Research & Psychology (IJBRP) (Vol.02, No. 03)

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Page : 27-35

Keywords : Mindfulness; Meditation; Music; Performers; Audience; Musicians; Music Performance Anxiety.;

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Mindfulness is defined as sustained, non-judgmental attention towards the world and the self. Several recent studies are bringing this concept into cutting-edge research and creating important contributions for the clinical context. In spite of this fact, there is a promising but unmapped field of research around specific contributions of mindfulness to music, and more specifically, for musicians. This article reviews this topic in order to show the state of the art of mindfulness related to music and help further advancement. A total of 27 publications were reviewed. The main conclusion is that despite its youth, this field is yielding some promising results in several dimensions: (1) effectiveness in mindfulness-based intervention programs for professional and hobby performers, (2) attention and concentration boost because of mindfulness induction in music audience, (3) effective induction of mindfulness states by music, and (4) promising contributions of mindfulness and music therapies. Finally, some guidelines and future lines are suggested for expanding and improving results, models, and methods.

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