Musical Perceptions by Rita AielloMusical Perceptions by Rita Aiello

Musical Perceptions

EditorRita Aiello, John A. Sloboda

Paperback | January 1, 1994

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Musical Perceptions is a much-needed text that introduces students of both music and psychology to the study of music perception and cognition. Because the book aims to foster a closer interaction between research in the science and the art of music, both psychologists and musicians contributechapters on a wide range of topics, including the philosophy of music; research in musical performance; perception of melody, tonality, and rhythm; pedagogical issues; language and music; and neural networks. With their unique ability to introduce musical and psychological concepts to first-timestudents in the area, Rita Aiello and John Sloboda have edited a volume that will be popular with undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in the perception, psychology, and aesthetics of music. They have prefaced each chapter with an introduction to the chapter's research. This book willalso be useful to cognitive and physiological psychologists and music theorists interested in music perception.
Rita Aiello, Ph.D., is a professor at the Julliard School, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University, and an adjunct professor at the Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Aiello, a pianist, has an interest in the nature, the meaning and the understanding of music. John A. Sloboda, Ph.D., is Pro...
Title:Musical PerceptionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.14 × 9.25 × 0.83 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195064763

ISBN - 13:9780195064766


Table of Contents

PART I: Philosophical Perspectives1. L.B. Meyer: Emotion and Meaning in Music, Chapter 12. R. Aiello: Music and Language: Parallels and Contrasts3. N. Cook: Perception: A Perspective from Music TheoryPART II: Developmental Perspectives4. L. Davidson: Song Singing by Young and Old: A Developmental Approach to Music5. J. Bamberger: Coming to Hear in a New Way6. J.A. Sloboda: Music Performance: Expression and Development of ExcellencePART III: The Perception of Melody7. W.J. Dowling: Melodic Contour in Hearing and Remembering MelodiesPART IV: The Perception of Tonality8. D. Butler and H. Brown: Describing the Mental Representation of Tonality in Music9. J.J. Bharucha: Tonality and ExpectationPART V: The Perception of Rhythm and Timing10. S. Sternberg and R.L. Knoll: Perception, Production, and Imitation of Time Ratios by Skilled Musicians11. L.H. Shaffer and N.P. Todd: The Interpretive Component in Musical PerformancePART VI: The Perception of Musical Compositions12. R. Aiello: Can Listening to Music Be Experimentally Studied?

Editorial Reviews

"I like this collection of work. It provides an accessible range of papers from differing approaches that cover many aspects of the study of music perception, and that demonstrate the depth of study that is evolving in this relatively young field."--Perception