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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


Why knowing what’s going to happen next makes anticipation in music all the sweeter

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/9780199607631.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores how implication and expectation in music work, using zygonic theory. A model is constructed that acknowledges the potential implications arising from three sources of regularity ... More


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

Adam Ockelford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199607631
eISBN:
9780191747687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607631.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although research in music psychology, education and therapy has expanded exponentially in the 21st century, there is something of a ‘black hole’ around which much of the discourse circles: music ... More


Songs Without Words: Exploring How Music Can Serve as a Proxy Language in Social Interaction with Autistic Children

Adam Ockelford

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/9780199586974.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines different musical interactions involving children with autism in the early stages of language development, and informally considers their potential impact on wellbeing. Some ... More


Modeling musical development in children with complex needs: the Sounds of Intent project

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/9780199607631.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

If the zygonic conjecture is correct, then it follows that the capacity to hear musical structure through perceived sonic imitation must develop as a feature of human maturation. Here we explore ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199607631.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reflects on the findings of the book as a whole. It considers the epistemological status of ‘applied musicology’, concluding that it lies somewhere midway between the cognitive ... More


Shape in music notation: exploring the cross-modal representation of sound in the visual domain using zygonic theory

Adam Ockelford

in Music and Shape

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199351411
eISBN:
9780199351442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199351411.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter explores how perceptual domains function in the auditory and visual modalities, and sets out a model, using ‘zygonic’ theory, showing how different forms of mapping between the two may ... More


From intentionality to influence: gauging the impact of one performer on another in improvised musical dialogs

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/9780199607631.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter moves from considering intentionality in improvised musical interactions (assessed by gauging the extent to which one participant can be considered to imitate another) to evaluating ... More


Can music survive without listening grammars? Studies in the perception of atonality

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/9780199607631.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter uses zygonic theory to investigate how listeners respond to some forms of western music written since the beginning of the 20th century that consciously eschew certain of the structural ... More


Exploring learning, memory, and creativity in a musical savant

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/9780199607631.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the capacity of a prodigious musical savant, Derek Paravicini, to learn and reproduce music by ear. It gives an account of an experiment involving a novel musical stimulus—the ... More


On absolute pitch, and the disaggregation of chords

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/9780199607631.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Many young people who are blind or on the autism spectrum have highly developed pitch-processing abilities, among which is the capacity to ‘disaggregate’ chords—to identify their individual tonal ... More


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