Traditions of Musical Education of the Russian Orthodoxy Orientation in the Context of Old Russian Psychological Views

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Abstract

The interrelation of esthetic and spiritual development of a person in the process of church singing mastering is under discussion in this article. Church singing is regarded as a «divine» by its origin and internal sense, as a «soul's forward movement towards good deeds». Church singing called for a person's attention to his/her internal world and to spiritual perfection. The inner interrelation of musical and spiritual bases in musical education on preservation of the spiritual basis priority is under discussion.

General Information

Keywords: Russian Orthodoxy, music, spirituality, folk pedagogy

Journal rubric: Discussions and Discourses

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Semikin V.V., Praslova G.A. Traditions of Musical Education of the Russian Orthodoxy Orientation in the Context of Old Russian Psychological Views. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2007. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 80–83. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Victor V. Semikin, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education at the A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, St.Petersburg, Russia

G. A. Praslova, PhD in Psychology, St.Petersburg, Russia

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