Musical Communication

Paperback | November 3, 2005

EditorDorothy Miell, Raymond MacDonald, David J. Hargreaves

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Music is a powerful means of communication. It provides a means by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meanings even though their spoken languages may be mutually incomprehensible. It can also provide a vital lifeline to human interaction for those whose special needs make othermeans of communication difficult. Music can exert powerful physical effects, can produce deep and profound emotions within us, and can be used to generate infinitely subtle variations of expressiveness by skilled composers and performers. This new addition to the music psychology list brings together leading researchers from a variety of academic and applied backgrounds. It examines how music can be used to communicate and the biological, cognitive, social, and cultural processes which underlie such communication. Taking a broad,interdisciplinary look at all aspects of communication, from the symbolic aspects of musical notation, to the use of music in advertising, the book is the first of its kind. It will be valuable for all those involved in music psychology, music education, and communication studies.

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Music is a powerful means of communication. It provides a means by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meanings even though their spoken languages may be mutually incomprehensible. It can also provide a vital lifeline to human interaction for those whose special needs make othermeans of communication difficult. Music can e...

Dorothy Miell is at Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Raymond MacDonald is at Reader in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.01 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198529368

ISBN - 13:9780198529361

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Table of Contents

1. David J. Hargreaves, Raymond MacDonald and Dorothy Miell: How do people communicate using music?2. Ian Cross: Music and meaning, ambiguity and evolution3. R. Keith Sawyer: Music and conversationCognition, Representation and Communication4. Annabel J. Cohen: Musical cognition: defining constraints on musical communication5. Patrik N. Juslin: From mimesis to catharsis: expression, perception and induction of emotion in music6. Margaret Barrett: Representation, cognition and musical communication: invented notation in children's musical communication7. Jeanne Bamberger: How the conventions of music notation shape musical perception and performanceEmbodied Communication8. Michael H. Thaut: Rhythm, human temporality and brain function9. Gary Ansdell: Musical companionship, musical community: music therapy and the process and value of musical communication10. Jane Davidson: Bodily communication in musical performance11. Graham F. Welch: Singing as communicationCommunication in Learning and Education12. Margaret Barrett: Musical communication and chnildren's communities of musical practice13. Susan Young: Musical communication between adults and young children14. Charles Byrne: Pedagogical communication in the music classroomCultural Contexts of Communication15. Raymond MacDonald, Dorothy Miell and Graeme Wilson: Talking about music: a vehicle for identity development16. Janis McNair and John Powles: Hippies vs hip-hop heads: an exploration of music's ability to communicate an alternative political agenda from the perspective of two divergent musical genres17. Martin Clayton: Communication in Indian raga performance18. Scott D. Lipscomb and David E. Tolchinsky: The role of music communication in cinema19. Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves: Musical communication in commercial contexts

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`Chapters are penned by a sparkling line-up of academic and applied researchers, including music psychologists, therapists and educationalists; consequently it covers a wide variety of perspectives, holding appeal for the musicians, the general public and many breeds of psychologist,'The Psychologist