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Author Hodges, Donald A.

Title Music in the human experience : an introduction to music psychology / Donald A. Hodges and David C. Sebald
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 439 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: Introducing music psychology -- What is music psychology? -- Philosophical issues in music psychology -- How we came to be musical -- Music around the world and across time -- Part II: Perceiving, understanding and responding to music -- Acoustical foundations of music -- Musical hearing -- Psychoacoustics and the perception of music -- Music cognition -- Music and the brain -- Bodily responses to music -- Musical emotions -- Part III: Being musical -- The musical person -- Music performance -- The psychology of music learning -- Music and health -- Music in social contexts
Summary All human societies in every corner of the globe engage in music. For many, it occupies a primary role. Taken collectively, these musical experiences are widely varied, hugely complex affairs. How did human beings come to be musical creatures? How and why do our bodies respond to music? Why do people have emotional responses to music? This textbook seeks to understand and explain these phenomena that are at the core of what it means to be a human being. Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology is a textbook for college courses in music psychology, primarily geared to
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-426) and index
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Subject Music -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Sebald, David C.
ISBN 0203834976 (electronic bk.)
9780203834978 (electronic bk.)