Music as Aspirational Play:
A Case Study (download)

19 min, 1992

Note: available as a download only.

By working with an amateur recorder player and encouraging her to approach her music-making as “aspirational play,” Dr. Diamond is able to help her overcome her deep suffering. There is no need to deal directly with the patient’s psychological problems: these can be easily transcended when music is used in this manner.

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