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Slovenská hudba, Vol. 48, No 4, p.359-375, 2022

Title: Melodika hudby a života alebo Povedz mi svoj príbeh
Author: Ľubomíra Záhradníková

Abstract: Melody of Music and Life or Tell Me Your Story
In the research titled Melody of Music and Life or Tell Me Your Story we focused on the issue of musical motivational factors. The goal of the research was: a) to uncover the fundamental agents in the participant’s focus on the profession of a musician; b) to determine the participant’s present attitude to his profession and its relationship to the uncovered agents from the point of view of a harmony with himself. We have chosen the qualitative approach to research with the help of a biographical design. The key data were obtained through a narrative conversation with the participant – a 44-year old jazz trumpeter. The obtained data were categorized on the basis of open coding; their interpretation was based on the technique of “reading the cards”. The results confirmed that the agents steering the participant towards the profession of a musician represented a synergy of several – both inner and outer – favourable factors. The inner factors were: musical faculties, intrinsic motivation, dimension of a unique inner self – character and personality traits as positive intervening factors. The outer factors were created by optimal environmental conditions: musical family environment, facilitating family climate, musical schooling in early life. The participant’s professional satisfaction (perceived as a harmony with oneself) was analyzed and proved to be primarily bound to the inner motivation. Using the terminology of humanistic psychology we can conclude that the participant has achieved self-actualization. From this viewpoint the contribution of the research can be seen already in the narration of the story itself.

Published online: 27-Dec-2022
Year: 2022, Volume: 48, Issue: 4 Page From: 359, Page To: 375

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