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Id 2588
Author Lewis E.
Title Independent music-making during Covid-19 and mental health

Lewis E. Independent music-making during Covid-19 and mental health,Psychology of Music

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Abstract In 2020, when the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic surfaced in the United States, physical distancing and quarantine practices terminated group music rehearsals, such as choirs and bands. This study explores the experiences of individuals who created music independently during the pandemic using a phenomenological approach. Using the qualitative methodology and semi-structured interviews, 14 participants who sang or played instruments independently during Covid-19 shared their experiences on music creation’s impact on their mental health. Two themes emerged from the data: music creation for comfort and mood management. It is important to understand how music creation can affect the mental health of individuals. © The Author(s) 2022.


DOI 10.1177/03057356221126198
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