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Musik som tröst: En studie om betydelsen av musik vid avsked och sorgearbete
Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Department of Music Education.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med detta arbete är att utforska betydelsen av musik vid avsked hos sörjande människor. Internationell och skandinavisk forskning inom närliggande områden har i större utsträckning beaktat musikens terapeutiska och psykologiska roll. I Sverige saknas i stort sett forskning inom detta ämne. Studien är av kvalitativ art där narrativ analyseras utifrån ett hermeneutiskt perspektiv och det empiriska underlaget i uppsatsen består av 12 livsberättelser av efterlevande i sorgegrupper. De berättar om sorg och förlust samt på vilka sätt de relaterar till musik i samband med begravningen och vidare under den efterföljande sorgeprocessen. Av intervjuerna i semistrukturerad form framkom ett material som presenteras i resultatkapitlet. Musikens roll vid rituella avsked har förändrats idag. Anhöriga är mer delaktiga än tidigare. Musik väljs utifrån personliga kriterier. Musik som förknippas med positiva minnen tillsammans med den anhörige kan ge en upplevelse av igenkänning. Att använda musikterapi under sorgeprocessen eller att lyssna på egenvald musik kan vara ett kraftfullt redskap som förmedlar hopp och tröst till sörjande människor. 

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine the role of music at the condolence in the grieving persons. In related areas, international and Scandinavian research have explored the therapeutic and psychological role of music. This topic has been missing in earlier Swedish research. The study has a qualitative approach and the analytical prism used for the semi-structured interviews was informed by a hermeneutic method. The empirical basis of the essay is based on 12 life stories of survivors participating in grief support groups. The interviews talk about grief and loss and the ways in which they relate to music at the funeral and during the grieving process. The material which emerged from the interviews in semi-structured form is presented in the results section. The role of music in the ritual condolences has changed. Relatives are now more involved in choosing music than in the past. Music is selected based on personal criteria. Music associated with positive memories of the loved one can convey emotions of recognition. Music therapy during the grieving process, or listen to music of own choice, may act as a spiritual force that gives hope and consolation to the grieving persons.

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2019. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
farewell, hermeneutics, qualitative method, interpretation of life, end-of-life music, music therapy, the grieving process, consolation
Keywords [sv]
avsked, hermeneutik, kvalitativ metod, livstolkning, musik i livets slutskede, musikterapi, sorgeprocess, tröst
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Humanities and the Arts Music Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kmh:diva-3218OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kmh-3218DiVA, id: diva2:1344285
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Magisterprogrammet i musikpedagogik inriktning musikterapi
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Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

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