Episode 199: Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist

Daniel J. Schneck is my guest today and will be talking about his forth-coming book, Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist. Providing need-to-know information about the human body for music therapists, this book covers the elements of anatomy and physiology that are of particular relevance to clinical practice.

Addressing both the structure and function of the human body, the material is presented with the music therapist in mind. Particular attention is paid to the role of music in affecting responses from the organ systems, including the senses, the endocrine glands, the immune system, the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous systems and the vestibular system. Dr Schneck also uses accessible musical metaphors to explain complex biological information.

Emphasising the symbiotic relationship between music and the body, this book reveals how an understanding of this relationship can help music therapists to practice more effectively, and will be of interest to students and practitioners alike.

The author’s previous co-authored book, The Music Effect (ISBN 9781843107712), has sold over 2200 copies since Dec 2005.

Dr Daniel J. Schneck is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has published widely, including 24 books, and is a National Book Award nominated author. He is an international consultant on basic physiological function and the role of music in human adaptation. He is also an accomplished violinist and continues to perform professionally. He is based in Virginia, USA.

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Dr. Schneck graciously provided the Preface, Introduction, and Table of Contents for my listeners to preview:

PREFACE TO MUSIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY BOOK

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY BOOK

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Publication date Sunday, June 21, 2015

USA Price $39.95

Jessica Kingsley Publishers