Music applications with elite athletes

Terry, P. C. (2012) Music applications with elite athletes. In: International Convention of Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS 2012): Sport: Inspiring a Learning Legacy, 19-24 Jul 2012, Glasgow, Scotland.


This applied paper chronicles a variety of music applications used with elite athletes, with particular reference to the Olympic Games. General examples include the synchronization of activities to music in order to capitalise on the well-established ergogenic effect, and using music asynchronously to, for example, induce an appropriate pre-performance mindset, or intensify responses to relaxation and imagery techniques. Specific examples of music use with elite performers include providing inspiration to bobsleigh and shooting medallists at the 1998 and 2000 Olympic Games, respectively; implementing pre-event arousal control strategies with boxing and rowing medallists at the 2000 Olympic Games; maintaining motivation and training cues during successful rehabilitation from chronic fatigue syndrome of an Olympic canoeist; intensifying visualisation strategies among a lawn bowls team at the South East Asian Games; as an adjunct to audio-visual entertainment, also known as brainwave training, during the trap shooting event at the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, conditioning responses to specific music to promote ideal brain activity among clay target shooters at the 2008 Olympic Games; and using iPhone technology to deliver music interventions to shooters in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 05:34
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 00:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: music; relaxation music; iPhones; motivation
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190408 Music Therapy
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology > 520406 Sensory processes, perception and performance
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520107 Sport and exercise psychology
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420103 Music therapy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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