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Author Sloboda, John A.

Title Exploring the musical mind : cognition, emotion, ability, function / John Sloboda
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


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Description xxix, 437 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents A: Cognitive processes -- The psychology of music reading -- Experimental studies of music reading: a review -- The uses of space in music notation -- Immediate recall of melodies -- Cognition and real music: the psychology of music comes of age -- Psychological structures in music: core research 1980-1990 -- Review of language, music, and mind / Diana Raffman -- Does music mean anything? -- B: Emotion and motivation -- Music as a language -- Music psychology and the composer -- Empirical studies of emotional response to music -- Emotional response to music: a review -- Musical performance and emotion: issues and developments -- C: Talent and skill development -- Musical expertise -- Musical ability -- The acquisition of musical performance expertise: deconstructing the 'talent' account of individual differences in musical expressivity -- Are some children more gifted for music than others? -- D: Music in the real world -- Everyday uses of music listening: a preliminary study -- Music: where cognition and emotion meet -- Music and workshop: a psychologist's perspective -- Emotion, functionality, and the everyday experience of music: where does music education fit? -- The 'sound of music' versus the 'essence of music': dilemmas for music-emotion researchers -- Assessing music psychology research: values, priorities, and outcomes
Summary "This new book brings together 24 selected essays and reviews written by an internationally acclaimed authority on music and the mind. Chapters are grouped into four main areas of study: cognitive processes (including music reading, memory, and performance); emotion and motivation; talent and skill development; and music in the real world (including functions of music in everyday life and culture). The book ends with a newly written chapter on music psychology and social benefits. The book brings together a range of influential writings to provide a compendious overview of a subject that has come to maturity during the author's career, a career that has significantly contributed to the development of the field."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cognition.
Improvisation (Music) -- Psychological aspects.
Musicians -- Psychology.
Music -- Performance -- Psychological aspects.
Composition (Music) -- Psychological aspects.
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Music -- psychology.
LC no. 2005560241
ISBN 0198530129 hardback
0198530137 paperback