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By Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Lars OLE Bonde

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An analysis will focus on specific aspects of meaning and its musical context. The transpersonal properties of music make it possible to cross the borders of the model and move towards an experience of oneness and wholeness. The borders of music analysis are also crossed: this modality of experience can only be described to a limited extent. In this context we will not make an evaluation of the two models, their similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages. We regard them as two highly qualified suggestions for theoretical and analytical levels of meaning.

The specific musical expression of the client and musical interaction in dyads or groups may also be interpreted as an analogy to the expression and interrelationships of the client in general (D. Aldridge 1996a; Smeijsters 1999 – see below). This means that music therapists are confronted with three classic questions in music theory and music psychology: 1. Is music a language? If it is, how does it differ from verbal language? 2. Does music have meaning beyond internal musical principles and ‘laws’?

A different view on meaning in music is advanced by Ken Bruscia who has presented a systematic overview of what he calls ‘The six dynamic models of Music Therapy’ (Bruscia 1998a, Chapter 15). 6). 2). The first four dynamic models are directly referring to Wilber’s quadrants: 1. ‘Music as objective experience’ refers to practices using music’s properties to ‘directly influence the client’s body or behaviour in an observable way’ (following stimulus–response patterns documented by research). 2. ‘Music as universal energy form’ refers to practices using music as a ‘living energy form’ (universally appraised sounds and vibration patterns 42 A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MUSIC THERAPY with healing properties and/or music as a manifestation of organic principles of order and balance found in nature).

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