Emotion and Meaning in Music

ISBN-10: 0226521397
ISBN-13: 9780226521398
Edition: 1994
Authors: Leonard B. Meyer
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 315
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"Altogether it is a book that should be required reading for any student of music, be he composer, performer, or theorist. It clears the air of many confused notions . . . and lays the groundwork for exhaustive study of the basic problem of music theory and aesthetics, the relationship between pattern and meaning."--David Kraehenbuehl, Journal of Music Theory

Theory
Expectation and Learning
Principles of Pattern Perception: The Law of Good Continuation
Principles of Pattern Perception: Completion and Closure
Principles of Pattern Perception: The Weakening of Shape
The Evidence: Deviation in Performance and Tonal Organization
The Evidence: Simultaneous and Successive Deviation
Note on Image Processes, Connotations, and Moods
Notes
Index

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