Author: Lawrence M. Zbikowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-08-24
In recent years, music theorists have been increasingly eager to incorporate findings from the science of human cognition and linguistics into their methodology. In the culmination of a vast body of research undertaken since his influential and award-winning Conceptualizing Music (OUP 2002), Lawrence M. Zbikowski puts forward Foundations of Musical Grammar, an ambitious and broadly encompassing account on the foundations of musical grammar based on our current understanding of human cognitive capacities. Musical grammar is conceived of as a species of construction grammar, in which grammatical elements are form-function pairs. Zbikowski proposes that the basic function of music is to provide sonic analogs for dynamic processes that are important in human cultural interactions. He focuses on three such processes: those concerned with the emotions, the spontaneous gestures that accompany speech, and the patterned movement of dance. Throughout the book, Zbikowski connects cognitive research with music theory for an interdisciplinary audience, presenting detailed musical analyses and summaries of the basic elements of musical grammar.
Author: Richard Ashley, (Mu
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-06-26
The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition addresses fundamental questions about the nature of music from a psychological perspective. Music cognition is presented as the field that investigates the psychological, physiological, and physical processes that allow music to take place, seeking to explain how and why music has such powerful and mysterious effects on us. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research in music cognition, balancing accessibility with depth and sophistication. A diverse range of global scholars--music theorists, musicologists, pedagogues, neuroscientists, and psychologists--address the implications of music in everyday life while broadening the range of topics in music cognition research, deliberately seeking connections with the kinds of music and musical experiences that are meaningful to the population at large but are often overlooked in the study of music cognition. Such topics include: Music's impact on physical and emotional health Music cognition in various genres Music cognition in diverse populations, including people with amusia and hearing impairment The relationship of music to learning and accomplishment in academics, sport, and recreation The broader sociological and anthropological uses of music Consisting of over forty essays, the volume is organized by five primary themes. The first section, "Music from the Air to the Brain," provides a neuroscientific and theoretical basis for the book. The next three sections are based on musical actions: "Hearing and Listening to Music," "Making and Using Music," and "Developing Musicality." The closing section, "Musical Meanings," returns to fundamental questions related to music's meaning and significance, seen from historical and contemporary perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition seeks to encourage readers to understand connections between the laboratory and the everyday in their musical lives.
Author: Michael Pilhofer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Music theory
Viele Musiker - ob Anfänger oder Fortgeschrittene - empfinden Musiktheorie als abschreckend und fragen sich: "Wozu das Ganze?" Die Antwort ist einfach: Schon ein wenig Grundwissen über Musiktheorie, hilft Ihnen, Ihre Bandbreite als Musiker enorm zu vergrößern. Michael Pilhofer und Holly Day erklären Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was Sie über Musiktheorie wissen müssen - vom Lesen von Noten bis zum Komponieren eigener Songs. Sie erfahren alles über Rhythmus, Tempo, Dynamik und Co., lernen, wie Tonleitern und Akkordfolgen aufgebaut sind, wie Sie vorgehen müssen, um einer Melodie auch Harmonie zu verleihen und vieles mehr. Wenn Sie dachten, Musiktheorie sei trocken, dürfte dieses Buch eine angenehme Überraschung für Sie sein.
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 itself. While writers have largely been occupied with what people think about musical engagement, the little musical analysis that exists has tended to be at a low level compared to the sophisticated non-musical exploration that is present. This highlights the tenuous connection between musical enquiry in the context of the humanities and that occurring within the social sciences, the one exception being the partial intersection of music theory and psychology. Here, however, progress has largely been in one direction, with something of the objectivity that characterizes psychological research reading across to music analysis, and taking the form of what has been called 'empirical musicology'. 'Applied Musicology' takes a further, reciprocal step, in which certain of the techniques of empirical musicology (in particular, the author's 'zygonic' theory) are used to inform thinking in the domains of music-psychological, educational and therapeutic research. Within the book, the authors sketches out a new, interdisciplinary sphere of endeavour, for which the term 'applied musicology' is coined. The book adopts a phenomenological, inductive approach, using the analysis of hundreds of real-life examples of musical engagement and interaction in order to build new theories of musical intentionality and influence, and to shed new light on our understanding of aspects of music perception and cognition. Intended for those in the fields of music psychology, music education, and musicology, Applied Musicology will lay the foundations upon which a new category of interdisciplinary work will be built.
Author: David Cope
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
Release Date: 2001
New edition of a text that explores the history, philosophy, composers, and works of the avant-garde since the late 1940s, emphasizing works that depart radically from tradition. Cope (U. of California, Santa Cruz) provides in-depth analyses that cover historical background; general formal analysis as well as musical structure; orchestration techniques; basic techniques such as pitch organization, motivic structures, and rhythmic detail; significant vertical structures (chord roots and centers); significant horizontal melodic structures involving cadence, balance, and motion; and a summary of the stylistic parameters employed by the composer. Each chapter contains relevant interviews or articles, most of which originally appeared in The Composer Magazine. Illustrated with b&w photographs and excerpts from musical scores. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Author: Charles M. Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Critical Nexus is the first book to trace the development of the notational matrix of Western music from Antiquity to the fourteenth century. It shows how principles of ancient Greek theory were grafted onto medieval practice, leading to a theory of both tone-system and mode, and a concomitant system of musical notation, that is uniquely Western.
Das vorliegende Buch soll ein Wegweiser sein. Es möchte seine Leser durch die Entwicklungspsychologie des Kindes- und Jugendalters führen und wendet sich an alle, die einen ersten Zugang zur Entwicklungspsychologie suchen oder ihre Kenntnisse auffrischen wollen. Die "Wege in die Entwicklungspsychologie" können und wollen den Leser nicht lückenlos über vorliegende Ergebnisse informieren. Dazu ist der Wissensstand der Entwicklungspsychologie heute viel zu umfangreich. Stattdessen setzt jedes Kapitel Schwerpunkte: Es werden innerhalb der kognitiven, sozial-emotionalen und körperlichen Entwicklung Themen ausgewählt, die im jeweiligen Altersbereich besondere Aufmerksamkeit verdienen. Ein verständlich geschriebenes Buch, nicht nur für Fachleute, sondern auch für den interessierten Laien, das mittlerweile in der dritten Auflage vorliegt.