Music has been a vital part of leisure activity across time and cultures. Contemporary commodification, commercialization, and consumerism, however, have created a chasm between conceptualizations of music making and numerous realities in our world. From a broad range of perspectives and approaches, this handbook explores avocational involvement with music as an integral part of the human condition. The chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure present myriad ways for reconsidering and refocusing attention back on the rich, exciting, and emotionally charged ways in which people of all ages make time for making music. The contexts discussed are broadly Western, including an eclectic variety of voices from scholars across fields and disciplines, framing complex and multifaceted phenomena that may be helpfully, enlighteningly, and perhaps provocatively framed as music making and leisure. This volume may be viewed as an attempt to reclaim music making and leisure as a serious concern for, amongst others, policy makers, scholars, and educators who perhaps risk eliding some or even most of the ways in which music - a vital part of human existence - is integrated into the everyday lives of people. As such, this handbook looks beyond the obvious, asking readers to consider anew, "What might we see when we think of music making as leisure?"
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ContentsEDITORS' INTRODUCTION1. Roger Mantie and Gareth Dylan SmithGrasping the Jellyfish of Music Making and LeisureSECTION I2. Marie McCarthyCreating a Framework for Music Making and Leisure: Max Kaplan Leads the Way3. Susan Hallam, Andrea Creech, and Maria VarvarigouWell-Being And Music Leisure Activities Through The Lifespan: A Psychological Perspective4. Abigail D'Amore and Gareth Dylan SmithAspiring to Music Making as Leisure through the Musical Futures Classroom5. Adam Patrick BellD.I.Y. Recreational Recording as Music Making6. Joseph Pate and Brian KummContemplating Compilations: An Invitation to . . .7. David Lines"While My Guitar Gently Weeps": Music Education and Guitar as Leisure8. Kevin Rathunde and Russell IsabellaPlaying Music and Identity Development in Middle Adulthood: A Theoretical and Autoethnographic Account9. Gareth Dylan Smith(Un)popular Music Making and EudaimonismSECTION II10. Stephanie Pitts"The Violin in the Attic": Investigating the Long-Term Value of Lapsed Musical Participation11. Sidsel KarlsenLeisure-time Music Activities from the Perspective of Musical Agency: The Breaking Down of a Dichotomy12. Jennie HenleyThe Musical Lives of Self-confessed Non-musicians13. Zack MoirPopular Music Making and Young People: Leisure, Education and Industry14. Andy Krikun"Perilous Blessing of Leisure": Music and Leisure in the United States, 1890-194515. Valerie L. VaccaroA Consumer Behavior-Influenced Multi-Disciplinary Transcendent Model of Motivation for Music Making16. Karl SpracklenDeveloping a Cultural Theory of Music Making and Leisure: Baudrillard, the simulacra and music consumption17. Gabby RichesFeeling Part of the Scene: Affective Experiences of Music Making Practices and Performances within Leeds' Extreme Metal Scene18. Serena Weren, Olga Kornienko, Gary W. Hill, and Claire YeeMotivational and Social Network Dynamics of Ensemble Music Making: A Longitudinal Investigation of a Collegiate Marching BandSECTION III19. Robert A. StebbinsLeisure Music Production: Its Spaces and Places20. Hermione Ruck Keene and Lucy GreenAmateur and Professional Music-Making at Dartington International Summer School21. Ronnie Richards"What's Your Name, Where Are You From and What Have You Had?" Utopian memories of Leeds' Acid House culture in Two Acts22. Joseph PignatoRed Light Jams: A Place Outside of All Others23. Brett LashuaThe Beat of a Different Drummer: Music Making as Leisure Research24. Jenna Ward and Allan Watson"FX, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll": Engineering the Emotional Space of the Recording Studio25. Christopher CayariMusic Making on YouTube26. Alberto Trobia and Fabio M. Lo VerdeItalian Amateur Pop-Rock Musicians on Facebook: Mixed Methods and New Findings in Music Making ResearchSECTION IV27. Karen FoxEntering Into An Indigenous Cypher: Indigenous Music-Dance Making Sings to Western Leisure28. Jared O'Leary and Evan TobiasSonic Participatory Cultures within, through, and around Video Games29. Thomas Malone"Singer's Music": Considering Sacred Harp Singing as Musical Leisure and Lived Harmony30. Shara Rambarran"DJ Hit That Button": Amateur Laptop Musicians in Contemporary Music and Society31. Gillian Howell, Lee Higgins, and Brydie-Leigh BartleetCommunity Music Practice: Intervention Through Facilitation32. Roger MantieLeisure Grooves: An Open Letter to Charles KeilIndex