The Psychology of Music

The Psychology of Music

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This text covers topics such as concert halls, from magic to number theory; music and the auditory system; the perception of musical tones and singing; intervals, scales and tuning; absolute pitch; grouping mechanisms in music; processing of pitch combinations; neural nets, temporal composites and tonality; hierarchical expectation and musical style; rhythm and timing in music; music performance; the musical ability; neurological aspects of music perception and performance; and comparative music perception and cognition.
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  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.17 x 41.4mm | 1,242.84g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0122135644
  • 9780122135644

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"Chapter titles show continuing interest in many of the traditional topics--rhythm, melody, scales, musical ability, the nature of sound--and also in newer areas of inquiry, e.g., the neuropsychological study of musical perception. The editor has succeeded admirably in making this edition a valuable and timely resource for musicians and psychologists at the upper-division undergraduate level and above."--CHOICE, reviewed by W. M. Bigham, Emeritus, Morehead State University, March 1999
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