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Psychology of Music : A Very Short Introduction - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Psychology of Music

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9780190640156
Number Of Pages: 160

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Music has been examined from multiple perspectives: as a product of human history, for example, or a product of human culture. But there is also a long tradition, intensified in recent decades, of thinking about music as a product of the human mind. Whether considering composition, performance, listening, or appreciation, the constraints and capabilities of the human mind play a formative role. The field that has emerged around this approach is known as the psychology of music.

Written in a lively and accessible manner, this volume connects the science to larger questions about music that are of interest to practicing musicians, music therapists, musicologists, and the general public alike. For example: Why can one musical performance move an audience to tears, and another compel them to dance, clap, or snap along? How does a "hype" playlist motivate someone at the gym? And why is that top-40 song stuck in everyone's head?

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

List of illustrationsAcknowledgments1. The art and science of music psychology2. The biological origins of music3. Music as language4. Listening in time5. The psychology of music performance6. Human musicality7. The appetite for music8. The future of the psychology of musicReferencesFurther ReadingIndex

ISBN: 9780190640156
ISBN-10: 0190640154
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st November 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.09

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