Musical Perceptions

Musical Perceptions

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Musical Perceptions is a much needed text that introduces students of both music and psychology to the study of music perception and cognition. Because the book aims to foster a closer interaction between research in the science and the art of music, both psychologists and musicians contribute chapters on a wide range of topics, including the philosophy of music; research in musical performance; perception of melody, tonality, and rhythm; pedagogical issues; language and music; and neural networks. With their unique ability to introduce musical and psychological concepts to first-time students in the area, Rita Aiello and John Sloboda have edited a volume that will be popular with undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in the perception, psychology, and aesthetics of music. They have prefaced each chapter with an introduction to the chapter's research. This book will also be useful to cognitive and physiological psychologists and music theorists interested in music perception.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 26mm | 439.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, music examples, tables
  • 0195064763
  • 9780195064766
  • 1,445,516

About Rita Aiello

Rita Aiello, Ph.D., is a professor at the Julliard School, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University, and an adjunct professor at the Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Aiello, a pianist, has an interest in the nature, the meaning and the understanding of music. John A. Sloboda, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Keele, Staffordshire.show more

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This excellent overview of recent research and developments in the perception and cognition of music will be valuable to graduate students and professionals in the fields of music and psychology. E. Franklin, Winthrop University, Choice, Sept '94, Vol. 32, No. 1show more

Table of contents

PART I: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ; 1. Emotion and Meaning in Music ; 2. Music and Language: Parallels and Contrasts ; 3. Perception: A Perspective from Music Theory ; PART II: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ; 4. Songsinging by Young and Old: A Developmental Approach to Music ; 5. Coming to Hear in a New Way ; 6. Music Performance: Expression and Development of Excellence ; PART III: THE PERCEPTION OF MELODY, TONALITY, RHYTHM AND TIMING ; 7. Melodic Contour in Hearing and Remembering Melodies ; 8. Describing the Mental Representation of Tonality in Music ; 9. Tonality and Expectation ; 10. Perception, Production, and Imitation of Time Ratios by Skilled Musicians ; PART IV: THE PERCEPTION OF MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS ; 11. The Interpretive Component in Musical Performance ; 12. Can Listening to Music be Experimentally Studied?show more

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