Musical Beliefs in Western and Chinese Civilizations

Marina W Y WONG

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Musical beliefs constitute many essential contextual factors that influence the development of music and music education in a society. They reflect how people theorize about music in order to support the people’s ways of attributing meaning to music, education, culture, or even life. The following discussion will focus on musical beliefs as found in Western and Chinese civilizations, such as the beliefs that relate music with mythical thoughts, beliefs about the power of music, and the beliefs about the functions of music in education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-103
Number of pages17
JournalCurriculum and Teaching
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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