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The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Dina Kirnarskaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

One of the great mysteries of music is how it affects us in many ways. Whether talking about our individual tastes as listeners, or individual differences as performers, what are the psychological ... More


The Mystery of Absolute Pitch: A Rare Ability That Involves Both Nature and Nurture

Diana Deutsch

in Musical Illusions and Phantom Words: How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190206833
eISBN:
9780190056568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190206833.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

Chapter 6. discusses absolute pitch (or “perfect pitch”)—the rare ability to name a musical note in the absence of a reference note. It is argued that acquiring absolute pitch requires exposure to ... More


Musical Illusions and Phantom Words: How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain

Diana Deutsch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190206833
eISBN:
9780190056568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190206833.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

In this groundbreaking synthesis of art and science, Diana Deutsch, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of music, shows how illusions of music and speech – many of which she ... More


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