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Overview

The First Edition of The Psychology of Music has grown from an interdisciplinary curiosity into an fully ramified subdiscipline of psychology. It has established itself as the preferred textbook in the field. The Second Edition has been completely revised to bring the reader the most up-to-date information, additional subject matter, and new contributors.

Audience: Musicians; psychologists; students interested in and studying the psychology of music.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The editor has succeeded admirably in making…a valuable and timely resource for musicians and psychologists…" CHOICE

"I have… several dozen excellent books about music perception and cognition, but none is more dog-eared or more used than the Psychology of Music… The first edition's influence on the field makes a compelling argument for the purchase of this updated and revised version, certain to be a blueprint for new research and a leading resource for many years to come." MUSIC PERCEPTION

"The attributes of the book are thoroughness, authority and clarity. That one volume can so adeptly select, draw on, arrange, assess, amplify its material and invite the reader to draw meaningful and reliable conclusions relevant to his/her love of music is a huge achievement. That the book does so with apposite and well-adduced illustrations while at the same time blending technical and specialist accuracy with accessibility is remarkable. Thoroughness and interest, a refreshing amalgam of (the authors') enthusiasm with their collective and individual command of the literature and practices in the field(s) of each make it nothing short of superb as a reference (to be consulted) and a narrative (to be read from cover to cover) by lovers of serious music of all types." - EXCERPT BY MARK SEALEY for www.classicalnet.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780122135651
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/5/1998
  • Series: Cognition and Perception Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 807
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Deutsch is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and conducts research on perception and memory for sounds, particularly music. She has discovered a number of musical illusions and paradoxes, which include the octave illusion, the scale illusion, the glissando illusion, the tritone paradox, the cambiata illusion, the phantom words illusion and the speech-to-song illusion, among others. She also explores ways in which we hold musical information in memory, and in which we relate the sounds of music and speech to each other. Much of her current research focuses on the question of absolute pitch - why some people possess it, and why it is so rare.

Deutsch has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Acoustical Society of America, the Audio Engineering Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the American Psychological Society, and the American Psychological Association. She has served as Governor of the Audio Engineering Society, as Chair of the Section on Psychology of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as President of Division 10 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts), and as Chair of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. She is Founding Editor of the journal Music Perception, and served as Founding President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. She was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology and the Arts by the American Psychological Association in 2004, the Gustav Theodor Fechner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Empirical Aesthetics by the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics in 2008, and the Science Writing Award for Professionals in Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America in 2011.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 The Nature of Musical Sound
2 Concert Halls: From Magic to Number Theory
3 Music and the Auditory System
4 The Perception of Musical Tones
5 Exploration of Timbre by Analysis and Synthesis
6 The Perception of Singing
7 Intervals, Scales, and Tuning
8 Absolute Pitch
9 Grouping Mechanisms in Music
10 The Processing of Pitch Combinations
11 Neural Nets, Temporal Composites, and Tonality
12 Hierarchical Expectation and Musical Style
13 Rhythm and Timing in Music
14 The Performance of Music
15 The Development of Music Perception and Cognition
16 Musical Ability
17 Neurological Aspects of Music Perception and Performance
18 Comparative Music Perception and Cognition
Index
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    Posted January 5, 2005

    Science Fair

    This book was great. It helped me with my science fair Project involving music!

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