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Journal Article

Brader, A. (2016) Making Music in Schools: Networks of Communication. E​UFONÍA Vol.66 No.2. Published in Spanish edition of Music Teachers Journal

Brader, A. (2016) The Exclusion of the excluders by the excluded. Connect Issue 217 February. ACER. Melbourne

Brader, A., Luke, A., Klenowski, V., Connolly, S,. Behzadpour, A,. (2013) Designing Online Assessment Tools for Disengaged Youth International Journal of Inclusive Education DOI:10.1080/13603116.2013.817617

Brader, Andy & Luke, Allan (2013) Reengaging marginalised youth through digital music production : performance, audience and evaluation. Pedagogies : An International Journal, Vol 8. No. 3


Brader, Andy (2009) Synchronous learner support for music sequencing software. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 2(2-3), pp. 159-174. 


Brader, Andy (2011) Songs of Resilience. Meaningful Music Making For Life, 3. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK

Brader, Andy (2010) Youth identities : time, space and social exclusion : exploring youth policy and practice in Sheffield, 1999-2003. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. 

Book Chapters

Brader, Andy, (2013) Emo Music Makes You Depressed, in Skyes & Kackson-Webb (Eds.) 99 and Counting Medical Myths Debunked. Future Leaders.

Brader, Andy & Luke, Allan (2013) Documenting Youth Engagement with Digital Music Production in Australia. In Jocson, K (Ed.) Cultural Transformations Youth and Pedagogies of Possibility. Harvard Education Press.

Brader, Andy (2011) Producing better outcomes : music and public services. In Brader, Andy (Ed.) Songs of Resilience. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 3-19. 

Brader, Andy, Farr-Wharton, Ben, Dodge, Greg, & Dick, Tom (2011) Resourcing resilience through recreational music programs. InBrader, Andy (Ed.) Songs of Resilience. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 145-164. 

Brader, Andy & McGinty, Sue (2005) Educational disengagement : a review of international, Australian and state policy responses.In Pandian, Ambigapathy, Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarul, & Kaur, Sarjit (Eds.) Teachers' Practices and Supportive Cultures. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Malaysia.

Brader, Andy (2004) Engaging youth at risk : the language of exclusion. In Vadeboncoeur, J. & Jervis-Tracey, P. (Eds.) Crossing Boundaries : Perspectives across Paradigms in Educational Research. Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Qld, pp. 39-69. 

Creative Works

Brader, A & Welbourne J (2015 - 16) Mobile FM Radio Roadshow “Pirate Radio” - EARTHCORE 2015, 2016

Brader, A (2013- 15) Curator and Editor of Youtube channel for National Youth Agency “Youth+”

Brader, A. Graham, P. Knowles, J, Willsteed, J. (2011) 100 Songs in 100 Hours. Independent Music Project to produce commercial popular music. 100 songs. 100 hours. 72 acts. 6 days.

Graham, Philip, Knowles, Julian, Brader, Andy, Arthurs, Andy, & Willsteed, John (2010) Q​150 Big Jam Live Music Event.

Brader, A. (2010) Online assessment model​(prototype Content Management System).

Brader, A. (2010) Music & sound productions for Ni-Vanuatu Musician to support WIKI & Book – acoustic song and spoken word/narrative with bamboo flute.

Brader, A. (2009)​(website to support book). This book and the audio-visuals accompanying it include international researchers from UK, USA, Australia, Sweden and Vanuatu.

Brader, Andy (2007) Youth Festival Music Performance : Kingston. [Creative Work] 

Brader, Andy (2006) Youth Festival Music Performance : Deception Bay . [Creative Work] 

Brader, Andy (2005) That's how it was, this is how it is. [Creative Work] 

Monday's medical myth: emo music makes you depressed

By Andy Brader, Victoria University

Like death metal and grunge before it, emo music has copped more than its fair share of criticism since it rose to prominence a decade ago. Rather than being seen as an outlet for young people to express their emotions, emo music is often blamed as a catalyst for adolescents' low moods.

There’s no doubt that emo music – a style of emotionally charged punk rock – is expressive and bleak. Themes of pain, loneliness and death feature prominently. But there’s no evidence that listening to this style of music, or any other, will cause you to feel depressed.

Perhaps the most well-cited research in this area is a 1998 study published in the Journal of Adolescence. To investigate the effects of music on young people’s mood states and their associations with chronic depression, the researchers asked 14 adolescent girls to listen to a 23-minute session of rock music.

The girls were compared with a control sample of chronically depressed females, who, for the same time period, were simply asked to sit and relax. The researchers found no differences or changes in the two groups' observed or reported mood state. But, interestingly, the girls cortisol levels (a hormone associated with anxiety) decreased during and after their exposure to the music.

The music choice of teens may be indicative of their mood.

The researchers concluded that music had positive effects on physiological and biochemical functioning, even though an individual’s mood did not seem to change. These conclusions have since been widely accepted by music researchers.

A more recent study, published last year in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, views music as more of symptom than a cause of depression. Lead author Brian Primack claimed it’s more likely that depressed teenagers turn to music for emotional support.

His study measured 106 teenagers' use of media via specialised mobile phones. The researchers phoned the teens as many as 60 times over an eight-week period to ask whether they were watching movies or TV, listening to music, surfing the internet, or reading.

Around half of the teens had been diagnosed with clinical depression. These teenagers listened to music an average of 9% of the time. Crucially, those who listened to lots of music were eight times more likely to be depressed than those who didn’t listen very much. By contrast, teenagers who read were far less likely to be diagnosed with depression.

This study implies that rather than contributing to depression, the music-listening preferences of teenagers are indicative of their depressive mood states.

This raises an interesting research question: if a teenager’s music listening habits are an indicator of emotional mood, could they be used, in combination with other tools, in the diagnosis of depression? As a music researcher, I’ll be watching this space.

In the meantime, let’s stop blaming emo music for corrupting and depressing a generation of teens. From devil worship to promiscuity, popular music has been accused of all sorts of things throughout human history. We don’t need to add depression to that list.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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