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Musical Thinking

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay, which begins with a commentary on Wittgenstein's scattered remarks on musical understanding, poses the question of whether there is a distinctive, non-verbal form of thinking that music, ... More


Chapter Four Thinking with the Ear: Strayhorn’s Musical Fingerprints

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter brings up the various distinctive techniques in Strayhorn’s composing and arranging. These include through-composed forms with developmental sections and integrated introductions, ... More


Music and mind in everyday life

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Music pervades everyday life. In so many ways, music marks and orchestrates the ways in which people experience the world together. What is it that makes people want to live their lives to the sound ... More


Rubinstein's “Magnificent Faultiness”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Anton Rubinstein's performances were generally praised, there were occasional comments that he had technical flaws and memory lapses, partly attributable to his greater commitment to ... More


Composed musics

Pamela Burnard

in Musical Creativities in Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199583942
eISBN:
9780191740671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the musical creativities of three modern composers who explore the many ways of musical composition for opera houses, concert halls, music theatres, and popular music venues. It ... More


Nonfinite Clauses

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the role of nonfinite clauses in the distribution of Classical NEG Raising (NR). It first considers the literature bias toward finite hosts in standard Classical NR cases, ... More


From formalism to experience:: a Jamesian perspective on music, computing, and consciousness

Meurig Beynon

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In his essay ‘Does consciousness exist?’ William James identifies a commonly held (mis)conception: that consciousness is ‘one element, moment, factor — call it what you like — of an experience of ... More


Singing and Vocal Development

Graham F. Welch

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Singing in one form or another is an essential feature of musical development and behaviour. In each age phase (infancy, early childhood, older ... More


Improvising and composing

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

in Music and mind in everyday life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter defines improvisation as the art of making up something as the musician goes along with the music — an instant composition — and ‘the most widely practised of all musical activities and ... More


Recollection

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the recollection of both personal reminiscences and intertextual memories. It reveals that the moment of the “necessity” has been one of Beckett's major preoccupations ... More


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