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Music, Science, and Culture

CROSS IAN

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Music is conceptualized as a product and a process of imagination. It is often assumed that engagement in music initiates the developmental and evolutionary emergence of imagination. This conception ... More


The Shapes and Categories of Stavan

M. Whitney Kelting

in Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140118
eISBN:
9780199834365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The women's categorization of Jain hymns illuminates the content – and performance‐based understanding of the genre. The harmony of a Jain hymn and its poetics, music, and accompanying dance is ... More


Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book rewrites musically the history and philosophy of the sublime. Music enables us to reconsider the traditional course of sublime feeling on a track from pain to pleasure. ... More


The structure of musical talent

Dina Kirnarskaya

in The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The structure of musical giftedness is a reflection of the path of development which music has followed over the entire course of human history. Musical talent was arranged and formed together with ... More


Culture, musicality, and musical expertise

Susan Hallam

in A Cultural Psychology of Music Education

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199214389
eISBN:
9780191594779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214389.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter focuses on the processes concerned with learning and the development of musical expertise which are common to all human beings but which develop differentially depending on the ... More


Embodied Musical Communication Across Cultures: Singing and Dancing for Quality of Life and Wellbeing Benefit

Jane Davidson and Andrea Emberly

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter aims to interrogate the nature and role of the musical arts of singing and dancing in culture to explore the impact on both the quality of life and wellbeing. The chapter is divided into ... More


Communicative musicality: The human impulse to create and share music

Colwyn Trevarthen

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/9780199568086.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter seeks the source of the self-creative process that makes music by asking: how can a newborn baby, possessed of powerful means of soliciting the care of its life from a mother, also have ... More


Critical Matters in Early Childhood Music Education

David J. Elliott

in Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195385076
eISBN:
9780199865512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385076.003.13
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Musicality is an inherited biological predisposition that is unique to the human species. This chapter argues that music learning (whether structured or informal) happens very early, and long before ... More


Letter on Sound

Susan Stewart

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on lyric poetry and its features such as counterpoint, harmony, syncopation, stress, duration, and timbre. It also presents the number of complex conditions under which that ... More


The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

François Noudelmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book engages the musicality of Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes, all of whom were amateur piano players and acute lovers of the medium. Though piano playing was a ... More


The Matter of Voice

Karmen MacKendrick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269990
eISBN:
9780823270033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269990.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Though a new and more vibrant materialism has made its way into theory, the words we use to theorize are treated even now as abstractions, and not rematerialized themselves. We still pretend that ... More


Music therapy and parent–infant bonding

Jane Edwards

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580514
eISBN:
9780191728730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents some of the theoretical formations and research that supports the work of qualified music therapists in promoting healthy and secure attachment between parents and infants where ... More


Lyric Powers

Robert Von Hallberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226865003
eISBN:
9780226865027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226865027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The authority of poetry varies from one period to another, from one culture to another. For the author of this book, the authority of lyric poetry has three sources: religious affirmation, the social ... More


Intuition

François Noudelmann

in The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book focuses on the musicality of Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes, with particular emphasis on their ability to play the piano. Piano playing is not a simple hobby; it ... More


Gerard M. Hopkins: ‘Driven To It’

Peter Mcdonald

in Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The chapter looks at initial objections to Hopkins's habits of rhyming, including those of Robert Bridges. It gives a close examination of particular extremes of Hopkins's experiments with the limits ... More


Ballet Pedagogy: The Art of Teaching

Rory Foster

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034591
eISBN:
9780813046297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034591.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

There are many different methods for teaching classical ballet—Bournonville, Vaganova, Cecchetti—the Royal Academy of Dancing being the most widely known. All of these methods are effective tools for ... More


The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Gary McPherson (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This book is a handbook of musical development from conception to late adolescence. Within twenty-four chapters it celebrates the richness and diversity of the many ... More


Music for Dance

Rory Foster

in Ballet Pedagogy: The Art of Teaching

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034591
eISBN:
9780813046297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034591.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses musical accompaniment for dance. Mastering the use of musical accompaniment can be the single most difficult aspect of teaching for most pedagogy students and young teachers. ... More


Music, Cognition, Culture, and Evolution

Ian Cross

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525202
eISBN:
9780191689314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525202.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter reports the recent research that examines the capacity for musical memory and its evolutionary origins in the light of a definition of music that embraces music's multifariousness. It ... More


Music and meaning, ambiguity and evolution

Ian Cross

in Musical Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529361
eISBN:
9780191689628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter develops an evolutionary view of the functions of music. It presents clear evidence, on the one hand, that humans are predisposed to engage in music-like activities, such that music can ... More


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