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Music Thought And Feeling

Author : William Forde Thompson
ISBN : 0199947317
Genre : Music
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Examining the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience, Music, Thought, and Feeling, Second Edition, surveys the rapidly growing field of music cognition and explores its most interesting questions. Assuming minimal background in music or psychology, the book begins with an overview of the major theories on how and when music became a widespread aspect of human behavior.New to this Edition:Enhanced coverage of music therapyThe most recent theory and researchImproved pedagogy, including enhanced definitions of key terms and a reworked organization of topicsAn accompanying open-access website featuring audio samples created specifically for this text
Category: Music

Metaphors Of Depth In German Musical Thought

Author : Holly Watkins
ISBN : 9781139501590
Genre : Music
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What does it mean to say that music is deeply moving? Or that music's aesthetic value derives from its deep structure? This study traces the widely employed trope of musical depth to its origins in German-language music criticism and analysis. From the Romantic aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann to the modernist theories of Arnold Schoenberg, metaphors of depth attest to the cross-pollination of music with discourses ranging from theology, geology and poetics to psychology, philosophy and economics. The book demonstrates that the persistence of depth metaphors in musicology and music theory today is an outgrowth of their essential role in articulating and transmitting Germanic cultural values. While musical depth metaphors have historically served to communicate German nationalist sentiments, Watkins shows that an appreciation for the broad connotations of those metaphors opens up exciting new avenues for interpretation.
Category: Music

Musical Semantics

Author : Ole Kühl
ISBN : 3039117181
Genre : Music
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Music offers a new insight into human cognition. The musical play with sounds in time, in which we share feelings, gestures and narratives, has fascinated people from all times and cultures. The author studies this semiotic behavior in the light of research from a number of sources. Being an analytical study, the volume combines evidence from neurobiology, developmental psychology and cognitive science. It aims to bridge the gap between music as an empirical object in the world and music as lived experience. This is the semantic aspect of music: how can something like an auditory stream of structured sound evoke such a strong reaction in the listener? The book is in two parts. In the first part, the biological foundations of music and their cognitive manifestations are considered in order to establish a groundwork for speaking of music in generic, cross-cultural terms. The second part develops the semantic aspect of music as an embodied, emotively grounded and cognitively structured expression of human experience.
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Music And The Emotions

Author : Malcolm Budd
ISBN : 9781134882113
Genre : Music
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It has often been claimed, and frequently denied, that music derives some or all of its artistic value from the relation in which it stands to the emotions. This book presents and subjects to critical examination the chief theories about the relationship between the art of music and the emotions.
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Music And Morals

Author : H. R. Haweis
ISBN : 9781108038645
Genre : Literary Collections
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H. R. Haweis presents an interesting mixture of musical philosophy, facts and biographies in this 1871 publication.
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Musical Understanding

Author : Betty Hanley
ISBN : 9780920630105
Genre : Music
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Musical Understanding is an outcome of the Symposium on Musical Understanding held in Victoria, BC on February 22-23, 2001. This collection of essays is not a typical report of proceedings. The book features chapters that examine musical understanding from a number of perspectives while addressing theoretical and practical considerations. The topics discussed by established teachers and teacher educators from Canada and the United States include: constructivism, multicultural music education, impact of cognition and culture, mind/body dualism, movement and music, and listening to music.
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Who Needs Classical Music

Author : Julian Johnson
ISBN : 9780199831197
Genre : Music
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During the last few decades, most cultural critics have come to agree that the division between "high" and "low" art is an artificial one, that Beethoven's Ninth and "Blue Suede Shoes" are equally valuable as cultural texts. In Who Needs Classical Music?, Julian Johnson challenges these assumptions about the relativism of cultural judgements. The author maintains that music is more than just "a matter of taste": while some music provides entertainment, or serves as background noise, other music claims to function as art. This book considers the value of classical music in contemporary society, arguing that it remains distinctive because it works in quite different ways to most of the other music that surrounds us. This intellectually sophisticated yet accessible book offers a new and balanced defense of the specific values of classical music in contemporary culture. Who Needs Classical Music? will stimulate readers to reflect on their own investment (or lack of it) in music and art of all kinds.
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The Essential Canon Of Classical Music

Author : David Dubal
ISBN : 9781466807266
Genre : Music
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The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.
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From The Stage To The Studio

Author : Cornelia Watkins
ISBN : 9780199911479
Genre : Music
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"The fact is, you will teach." from the Foreword by Stephen Clapp, Dean Emeritus, The Julliard School. Whether serving on the faculty at a university, maintaining a class of private students, or fulfilling an invitation as guest artist in a master class series, virtually all musicians will teach during their careers. From the Stage to the Studio speaks directly to the performing musician, highlighting the significant advantages of becoming distinguished both as a performer and a pedagogue. Drawing on over sixty years of combined experience, authors Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott provide the guidance and information necessary for any musician to translate his or her individual approach into productive and rewarding teacher-student interactions. Premised on the synergistic relationship between teaching and performing, this book provides a structure for clarifying the essential elements of musical artistry, and connects them to such tangible situations as setting up a studio, teaching a master class, interviewing for a job, judging competitions, and recruiting students. From the Stage to the Studio serves as an essential resource for university studio faculty, music pedagogy teachers, college music majors, and professionals looking to add effective teaching to their artistic repertoire.
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A Humanistic Philosophy Of Music

Author : Edward A. Lippman
ISBN : 1576471217
Genre : Music
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Our field of inquiry - Material - Form - Meaning - Style - Permanence - Composites - Context - Conception.
Category: Music