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The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Aaron Berkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. An improviser must master a musical language to such a degree as to be able spontaneously to invent stylistically ... More


Introduction

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This introductory chapter defines terminology and concepts that will be drawn upon throughout the succeeding chapters. First, two definitions of improvisation are explored — one from the 19th century ... More


Music and language cognition compared II: Production

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter compares music and language cognition with respect to production, examining improvisation and spontaneous speech from both theoretical and neurobiological perspectives. Cognition in ... More


Music theory and the zygonic approach

Adam Ockelford

in Applied Musicology: Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy and Psychology Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199607631
eISBN:
9780191747687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607631.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the place of zygonic theory in the broader field of music theory and analysis, and notes that it is ‘psychomusicological’ in nature. The zygonic conjecture is introduced by ... More


Biological and Environmental Factors in Music Cognitionand Learning

Steven M. Demorest

in MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning: Volume 1: Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386677
eISBN:
9780190268039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386677.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter considers the historical debate of the role nature versus nurture in the knowledge people acquire through experiences. It looks into the debate's significance in the study of music ... More


The neurobiology of improvisation

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter explores the neurobiological basis of improvisation as studied with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). It presents research with cognitive neuroscientist Daniel Ansari ... More


Young children’s musical representations: windows on music cognition

Lyle Davidson and Lawrence Scripp

in Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508465
eISBN:
9780191687341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter presents intriguing data from children aged five to seven who were asked to notate various musical fragments without explicit instruction. What is particularly impressive about these ... More


Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch

Carol L. Krumhansl

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148367
eISBN:
9780199893201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148367.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book addresses the central problem of music cognition: how listeners' responses move beyond mere registration of auditory events to include the organization, interpretation, and remembrance of ... More


Music cognition: theoretical and empirical generalizations

Carol L. Krumhansl

in Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148367
eISBN:
9780199893201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148367.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter steps back from the empirical results to consider what they reveal about the psychological basis of musical pitch structures. Certain properties of pitch systems are identified that may ... More


Music, Language, and the Brain

Aniruddh D. Patel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195123753
eISBN:
9780199848034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123753.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, the author challenges the widespread belief that music and language are ... More


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