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Psychological Structures in Music: Core Research 1980–1990

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The fundamental characteristic that distinguishes the psychologist of music from the music theorist or analyst is the former's concern with empirical measurement of musical behaviour or response. A ... More


Listening with Emotion: How Our Emotions Help Us to Understand 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:
10.1093/0199263655.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Leonard Meyer thinks that when we listen to tonal music, it is entirely appropriate to respond with emotion to the unfolding structure of a piece. Indeed, if we are surprised by the sudden key ... More


The Disciplined Subject of Musical Analysis

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents a review of the essay “Schenker's Conception of Musical Structure,” written by Allen Forte. The essay comments on a graphic analysis presented by Heinrich Schenker and ... More


Another exceptional musical memory: evidence from a savant of how atonal music is processed in cognition

Adam Ockelford

in Music and the Mind: Essays in honour of John Sloboda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199581566
eISBN:
9780191804502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199581566.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter builds on the empirical work reported by Sloboda, Hermelin, and O’Connor in 1985, in which a musical savant (‘NP’) attempted to learn a tonal piece by Grieg and a whole-tone composition ... 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


The Frustrated Activist: Leonard Bernstein

Emily Abrams Ansari

in The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190649692
eISBN:
9780190649722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649692.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents an account of the composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, who, although constrained significantly by the ideological climate of the 1950s, refused to silence himself ... More


The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Nadine Hubbs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive “American sound” and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. ... More


Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Andrew Dell'Antonio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269293
eISBN:
9780520950108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269293.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The early seventeenth century, when the first operas were written and technical advances with far-reaching consequences—such as tonal music—began to develop, is also notable for another shift: the ... More


Musical Beauty

Jerrold Levinson

in Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199669660
eISBN:
9780191800771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669660.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter has three objectives. The first is to highlight a distinction, grounded in common critical practice, between good music in general and specifically beautiful music, where the latter is ... More


Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Jason Yust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book presents a theory of temporal structure for music, making two main arguments. The first is that a single model of temporal structure, expressible in the form of a certain type of ... More


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