Book Chapter

Motor learning and instrumental training

E Altenmueller, GE McPherson

Neurosciences in Music Pedagogy | Published : 2007


This chapter presents accessible and relevant information from research literature concerned with motor development, motor control, sensorimotor interaction, and motor coordination involved in musical performance and practice. It describes the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of motor systems in general and the neural basis of sensorimotor learning in the different stages of motor development. The brain mechanisms of skill acquisition and the effects of music making on brain networks as well as brain structure are explained. Furthermore, insights into the neurobiological correlates of training strategies such as mental practice demonstrate the relationship between mental (auditory) imagery a..

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