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Music in Our Lives: Why We Listen, How It Works
     

Music in Our Lives: Why We Listen, How It Works

by Jonathan L. Friedmann
 

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Music research has entered something of a Golden Age. Technological advances and scholarly inquiry have merged in interdisciplinary studies—drawing on psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and other fields—that illuminate the musical nature of our species. This volume develops, supports and challenges that body of research, examining

Overview

Music research has entered something of a Golden Age. Technological advances and scholarly inquiry have merged in interdisciplinary studies—drawing on psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and other fields—that illuminate the musical nature of our species. This volume develops, supports and challenges that body of research, examining key issues in the field, such as the difficulty of writing about music, the formation of musical preferences, the emotional impact of musical sounds, the comparison of music and language, the impulse for making music and the connection between music and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786497591
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/19/2014
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan L. Friedmann is a professor of Jewish music history at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and Extraordinary Professor of theology at North-West University (South Africa). He is the author, editor or compiler of fourteen other books on music and religion. Visit his website at jonathanfriedmann.com.

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