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Biomusicology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 582

Biomusicology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Since the 1960s, Swedish musicologist Nils Wallin has been exploring man's biological inheritance and its relationship to music. This book, the culmination of these many years of investigation, offers a musicological interpretation of recent research in neurophysiology and paleobiology. A model of music as a natural system which serves as a foundation for the understanding of our musical mind, its capacity, and its phylogenetic roots is proposed. And a unified bio-socio-cultural field theory of music is presented. It is here argued that music "creates" structures which develop and grow in a manner not unlike the processes controlling the growth of organisms. Thus, music as a system is condit...

The Origins of Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 498

The Origins of Music

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionary biomusicology.

Har vi råd med symfoniorkestrar
  • Language: sv
  • Pages: 144

Har vi råd med symfoniorkestrar

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1977-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Zur Deutung der Begriffe Farbuden - Fauxbourdon
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 5

Zur Deutung der Begriffe Farbuden - Fauxbourdon

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1953
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Structures in the Mind
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 440

Structures in the Mind

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-10-23
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

This volume offers new research in cognitive science by leading scholars, exploring different areas of cognition with an emphasis on language. The contributions -- in such fields as linguistic theory, psycholinguistics, evolution, and consciousness -- reflect the thriving interdisciplinary scholarship in cognitive science today. Ray Jackendoff's pioneering cross-disciplinary work was instrumental in establishing the field, and Structures in the Mind, with contributions from Jackendoff's colleagues and former students, is a testament to his lasting influence.After an introduction that includes short reflections on Jackendoff's work by such scholars as Paul Bloom, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Partee,...

The Tangible in Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 166

The Tangible in Music

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-05-26
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  • Publisher: Routledge

In the age of digital music it seems striking that so many of us still want to produce music concretely with our bodies, through the movement of our limbs, lungs and fingers, in contact with those materials and objects which are capable of producing sounds. The huge sales figures of musical instruments in the global market, and the amount of time and effort people of all ages invest in mastering the tools of music, make it clear that playing musical instruments is an important phenomenon in human life. By combining the findings made in music psychology and performative ethnomusicology, Marko Aho shows how playing a musical instrument, and the pleasure musicians get from it, emerges from an intimate dialogue between the personally felt body and the sounding instrument. An introduction to the general aspects of the tactile resources of musical instruments, musical style and the musician is followed by an analysis of the learning process of the regional kantele style of the Perho river valley in Finnish Central Ostrobothnia.

Music, Disability, and Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Music, Disability, and Society

Musical talent in Western culture is regarded as an extraordinary combination of technical proficiency and interpretative sensitivity. In Music, Disability, and Society, Alex Lubet challenges the rigid view of technical skill and writes about music in relation to disability studies. He addresses the ways in which people with disabilities are denied the opportunity to participate in music. Elaborating on the theory of "social confluence," Lubet provides a variety of encounters between disability and music to observe radical transformations of identity. Considering hand-injured and one-handed pianists; the impairments of jazz luminaries Django Reinhardt, Horace Parlan, and "Little" Jimmy Scott...

Windows on Creativity and Invention
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 338
Impact of Science on Society
  • Language: en

Impact of Science on Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1984
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Basic musical functions and musical ability
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 265