I. Introduction.- 1. The Role of Music in Child Development.- II. Development of Musical Abilities.- 2. A Study of Infant Musical Productivity.- 3. Toward a Model for Rhythm Development.- 4. Structural-Developmental Research in Music: Conservation and Representation.- 5. Toward a Theory of Music Syntax: Some Observations of Music Babble in Young Children.- 6. Children's Rhythmic Development from Age 5 to 7: Performance, Notation, and Reading of Rhythmic Patterns.- 7. The Development of Music Preference in Children.- 8. Conceptual Bases for Creative Thinking in Music.- III. Music and Education.- 9. Music and the Learning of Language in Early Childhood.- 10. Approaches to Classroom Music for Children.- 11. An Analysis of Historical Reasons for Teaching Music to Young Children: Is It the Same Old Song?.- 12. Children's Musical Behaviors in the Natural Environment.- 13. The Virtue and Vice of Musical Performance Competitions for Children.- 14. Influences of Home and Family on Musical Opportunities of Educationally Advantaged Second-Grade Children.- Author Index.
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