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Musical Expression, Memory, and the Brain

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the issue of musical sensibility as an instinct as well as the cognitive and neural capabilities that underlie musical expression, including diverse forms of memory. In ... More


Introduction

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book traces the origins of music, from the appearance of the relevant anatomical features, to the development of diverse forms of biological systems that figure in musical expression. It ... More


Human Song: Dopamine, Syntax, and Morphology

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the fundamental link between cognitive systems, movement, and the organization of the brain; what psychobiologist Karl Lashley emphasized in his essay on the “serial order of ... More


Music and the Brain: An Evolutionary Context

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines how music fits into the evolution of human cognitive capabilities and how the auditory system, larynx, motor systems, and cephalic expansion underlie musical expression as well ... More


Self-Expression

Mitchell S. Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book offers a general theory of expressive behavior, including but not limited to such behavior as it occurs in our own species. At the core of the project is the thesis that self-expression is ... More


Conclusion

Donald Maurice

in Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter summarizes the contents of the book and attention is drawn to the appendixes in the book, which introduce many documents and correspondence previously unavailable in the public domain. ... More


Emotional Expression in Music

Jenefer Robinson

in Deeper than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199263653
eISBN:
9780191603211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263655.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Peter Kivy and Stephen Davies have defended a ‘doggy theory’ of musical expressiveness, according to which we hear music as expressive of sadness, for example, because we ‘animate’ or ... More


Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Psychological Motivation: Symbolic Interaction of Diatonic, Whole‐Tone, and Chromatic Extremes

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores the psycho-dramatic and musical bases of the opera, the structural framework as basis for development of psycho-dramatic polarity, power inequality, symbolic musical expression, ... More


Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

What's so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one ... More


Making Music and Making Sense through Music: Expressive Performance and Communication

Bruce Torff

in MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304565
eISBN:
9780199850723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304565.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter reviews the area of performance research in which great progress has been made internationally. Most interestingly, researchers are no longer interested solely in motor programming and ... More


Improvisation as a creative process within contemporary music

Raymond MacDonald, Graeme Wilson, and Dorothy Miell

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Music improvisation is a universal and diverse form of musical expression, yet it retains a shadowy presence within the study of music from both a research and a performance perspective. This chapter ... More


Gervase Elwes

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gervase Elwes' nature was that of the “perfect gentle knight,” and it was these qualities in him which were at once the strength and the limitations of his art. He had not the wide gamut of musical ... More


Musical expression from conception to reception

Darla Crispin and Stefan Östersjö

in Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199346677
eISBN:
9780199346707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346677.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

The word ‘expression’, when applied to music, has a comfortably familiar ring to it. However, on careful scrutiny it turns out to be more elusive than one might think. Intrinsic to musical expression ... More


The psychic disintegration of a demi-god:: conscious and unconscious in Striggio and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

Jeffrey Kurtzman

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/9780199553792.003.0092
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

‘Consciousness’ is a word used casually in everyday parlance, suggesting that, in the Western world at least, we have an unproblematic understanding of the term, however problematic it may be when ... More


Two Bands, Two Interactive Musical Networks

Benjamin Brinner

in Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195395945
eISBN:
9780199852666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395945.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In this chapter, Alei Hazayit and Bustan Abraham serve as contrasting instances of small networks that formed and functioned within a particular set of circumstances. But first, three caveats ... More


The Notion of Expression in Music Criticism

Elena Alessandri

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Expression is arguably one of the most common and important terms in musical discourse, used as a measure of the aesthetic value of musical performance. But what does it mean for a performance to be ... More


Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West

Peter Gough

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039041
eISBN:
9780252097010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039041.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

At its peak, the Federal Music Project (FMP) employed nearly 16,000 people who reached millions of Americans through performances, composing, teaching, and folksong collection and transcription. This ... More


Expression

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the middle of the sixteenth century humanist writers had begun to raise serious questions about music as a sounding manifestation of number. Faced with a growing body of empirical evidence, ... More


Heuristics for Expressive Performance

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Helen M. Prior

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses concepts and terms that professional musicians find useful in preparing for and talking and thinking about expressive performance. An example is “shape,” which, as recent ... More


Musicianship

Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott

in From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199740529
eISBN:
9780190268169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740529.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the different categories of musicianship. These are the ability to perform with a variety of dynamics, articulations, and tone colors; the ability to have a well-developed ... More


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