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Aesthetic empowerment through music

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Aesthetic empowerment through music. / Brattico, Elvira; Varankaitė, Ulrika.

In: Musicae Scientiae, Vol. 23, No. 3, 09.2019, p. 285-303.

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Harvard

Brattico, E & Varankaitė, U 2019, 'Aesthetic empowerment through music', Musicae Scientiae, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 285-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864919850606

APA

Brattico, E., & Varankaitė, U. (2019). Aesthetic empowerment through music. Musicae Scientiae, 23(3), 285-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864919850606

CBE

Brattico E, Varankaitė U. 2019. Aesthetic empowerment through music. Musicae Scientiae. 23(3):285-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864919850606

MLA

Brattico, Elvira and Ulrika Varankaitė. "Aesthetic empowerment through music". Musicae Scientiae. 2019, 23(3). 285-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864919850606

Vancouver

Brattico E, Varankaitė U. Aesthetic empowerment through music. Musicae Scientiae. 2019 Sep;23(3):285-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864919850606

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Brattico, Elvira ; Varankaitė, Ulrika. / Aesthetic empowerment through music. In: Musicae Scientiae. 2019 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 285-303.

Bibtex

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