Musical Perceptions

Musical Perceptions


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195064759
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/06/1994
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

PART I: Philosophical Perspectives
1. Emotion and Meaning in Music, Chapter 1, L.B. Meyer
2. Music and Language: Parallels and Contrasts, R. Aiello
3. Perception: A Perspective from Music Theory, N. Cook
PART II: Developmental Perspectives
4. Song Singing by Young and Old: A Developmental Approach to Music, L. Davidson
5. Coming to Hear in a New Way, J. Bamberger
6. Music Performance: Expression and Development of Excellence, J.A. Sloboda
PART III: The Perception of Melody
7. Melodic Contour in Hearing and Remembering Melodies, W.J. Dowling
PART IV: The Perception of Tonality
8. Describing the Mental Representation of Tonality in Music, D. Butler and H. Brown
9. Tonality and Expectation, J.J. Bharucha
PART V: The Perception of Rhythm and Timing
10. Perception, Production, and Imitation of Time Ratios by Skilled Musicians, S. Sternberg and R.L. Knoll
11. The Interpretive Component in Musical Performance, L.H. Shaffer and N.P. Todd
PART VI: The Perception of Musical Compositions
12. Can Listening to Music Be Experimentally Studied?, R. Aiello

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