Title

A Comparison of Songwriting and Lyric Analysis Techniques to Evoke Emotional Change in a Single Session With People Who Are Chemically Dependent

Journal

Journal of Music Therapy

Year

2005

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

94

Last Page

110

Abstract

Jones analyzes which music therapy techniques are successful in creating emotional change in one session with patients who are chemically dependent. Participants attended either a songwriting or a lyric analysis group, and "Visual Analog Mood Scales" measured emotional variables before and after sessions. The results of the tests are presented, with information on the emotions felt by participants and the variables of those in each group. Results of a connected questionnaire also are examined.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Composition; Drug Use, Abuse and Addiction; Emotional Functioning; Mood Scales; Mood; Music Medicine; Self-Report Measures; Song Lyric Discussion; Songwriting; Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction; Visual Analog Scale

Indexed Terms

Drug Addiction; Emotional Responses; Songwriting; Lyrics; Health Care

Study Type

Case Study; Qualitative Methods

Disciplines

Substance Abuse and Addiction

PubMed ID

15913388

Document Type

Article

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