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    Intra-individual change and variability in intentional self-regulation: A concert cellist optimizing performance
    López-Íñiguez, G ; McPherson, G (The International Symposium on Performance Science, 2019)
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    Abstracts of the 2019 International Congress of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®.
    Magee, M ; Tamplin, J ; Baker, F ; MORRIS, M ; Vogel, A (Wiley, 2019-10)
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    Empowering Caregivers of People Living with Dementia to Use Music Therapeutically at Home: Design Opportunities
    Carrasco, R ; Baker, FA ; Bukowska, AA ; Clark, IN ; Flynn, LM ; McMahon, K ; Odell-Miller, H ; Stensaeth, K ; Tamplin, J ; Sousa, TV ; Waycott, J ; Wosch, T (ACM, 2020-12-02)
    Human-computer interaction researchers have explored how to design technologies to support people with dementia (PwD) and their caregivers, but limited attention has been given to how to facilitate music therapy in dementia care. The use of music to help manage the symptoms of dementia is often guided by a music therapist who adapts the intervention to respond to the changing needs of the person living with dementia. However, as the incidence of dementia increases worldwide, individualised therapy programs are less feasible, making it valuable to consider technology-based approaches. In this paper, we analyze data from case studies of home-based music therapy training interventions with two families. The findings show that embodied interactions supported the therapist in responding to the needs of the PwD and built an empathic environment that empowered the caregivers' learning. We discuss opportunities and challenges for designing technologies that support family caregivers' therapy-informed music use in dementia care.
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    Developing Digital Literacy Skills Through Online Music Orientations
    Johnson, C ; Gonzales, P (ISME, 2021-03-23)
    The adoption of a faculty or department orientations for students can be a supportive tool for those students new to university learning, as well as students returning to university studies. Focused orientations can decrease attrition as well as help students better navigate the institution and its offerings for enrolled students. Further, orientations that help student develop technological skills have been found to support stronger overall student learning outcomes as they can focus on course work rather than learning technologies required during the semester.
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    An Experiential Feedback Model of Musical Development for Synesthetes and Absolute Pitch Possessors.
    Glasser, S ; Jewanski, J ; Day, SA ; Siddiq, S ; Haverkamp, M ; Reuter, C (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität., 2020)
    Synästhesie ist ein bemerkenswertes Phänomen: Es vereint Wissenschaftler, Künstler, Fachleute und Laien sowie verschiedene Forschungsfelder wie Neurowissenschaften, Psychologie, Musikwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte, Philosophie und ...
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    Exploring the Contemporary Listening Experiences of Synesthetes.
    Glasser, S ; Krause, A ; Osborne, M ; Jewanski, J ; Day, SA ; Siddiq, S ; Haverkamp, M ; Reuter, C (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität., 2020)
    Synästhesie ist ein bemerkenswertes Phänomen: Es vereint Wissenschaftler, Künstler, Fachleute und Laien sowie verschiedene Forschungsfelder wie Neurowissenschaften, Psychologie, Musikwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte, Philosophie und ...
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    Schaeffer, GRM and their influence on NES-tools for Max
    Hirst, D ; Vickery, L (The Australasian Computer Music Association, 2019)
    NES-Tools is a suite of audio signal processors emulating the GRM-Tools, but in the Max environment. This article provides the historical context for the creation of GRM- Tools, reaching back to the concepts developed by GRM’s founder Pierre Schaeffer, providing a summary of technological developments at GRM, then describing the details of each of the NES-Tools. The adaptability of using the Max environment is demonstrated, and recent translations to Max for Live are noted.
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    NES-spectrale: a suite of max tools for processing in the frequency domain
    Hirst, D ; Vickery, L (The Australasian Computer Music Association, 2019)
    This project’s aim was to explore the notion of “timbre processing” using Jitter matrices as the store and processing mechanism. The NES-Spectrale suite of Max/Jitter patchers is a structured set of tools for processing sounds in the frequency domain, and inverse transforming the results into the time domain, in the form of audio signals. This collection of software tools extends the work of Jean-François Charles, providing an efficient and novel approach to FFT-based processing.
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    Efficacy of Parkinsong Groups for improving Communication and Wellbeing in Parkinson's Disease
    Tamplin, J ; Vogel, A ; Marigliani, C ; Baker, FA ; Davidson, J ; Morris, ME ; Mercadal-Brotons, M ; Clements-Cortes, A (World Federation of Music Therapy, 2017)
    Communication impairment is one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, significantly impacting quality of life (Miller, 2012). Speech characteristics may include a soft, monotone, breathy or hoarse voice quality, imprecise articulation, dysprosody and dysfluency (Skodda et al., 2013). These characteristics, combined with reduced nonverbal communication, cognitive-linguistic impairment and poor self-perception of speech, make communication difficult and lead to self-consciousness, reduced likelihood to participate in conversation, and the avoidance of social interaction that requires speaking. Communication difficulties can compound issues of depression and related social isolation (Miller et al., 2006).
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    Musical memories: Connecting people with dementia and their caregivers through song.
    Clark, I ; Tamplin, J ; Lee, J ; Baker, F ; Mercadal-Brotons, M ; Clements-Cortes, A (World Federation of Music Therapy, 2017)
    Active music participation may offer benefits for people with dementia (PWD) and their family care givers (FCG) living in the community (Baird & Samson, 2015). For the PWD, this capacity to respond to music-making activities, such as singing, may facilitate reminiscence and successful social engagement (Vanstone & Cuddy, 2010). As a consequence, FCG may experience meaningful and satisfying connection with their loved one (Baker, Grocke & Pachana, 2012). Receptive music listening interventions may also assist with the management of challenging symptoms of dementia, such as agitation and anxiety, offering FCG strategies to use in the home.