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Psychology of Music From Sound to Significance

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ISBN-10: 1841698687

ISBN-13: 9781841698687

Edition: 2010

Authors: Siu-Lan Tan, Peter Pfordresher, Rom Harr�

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List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/7/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Siu-Lan Tan is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kalamazoo College in Michigan USA. She graduated in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy and taught music for many years in Hong Kong and California before completing an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology at Georgetown University. Her research has focused on musical unity, music notation, and film music, and her primary instrument is piano.Peter Pfordresher is Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Buffalo in New York USA. He completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at the Ohio State University. His research interests include the role of auditory feedback in music performance and causes of inaccurate singing. He has experience in musical performance with piano, trumpet, and voice, as well as song writing.Rom Harré is Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford University. Currently he is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, and Director of the Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences at the London School of Economics. He has performed in various amateur ensembles on clarinet and saron.

Preface
The scope of psychology of music
Foundations
The acoustics of music
Sound and the neurophysiology of hearing
Neuroscience and music
The perception and cognition of music
Perception of musical pitch and melody
Perception of musical time
Analysis and cognition of musical structure
Development, learning, and performance
Emergence of sound and music perception
Early musical development and education
Practice and musical expertise
The psychology of music performance
The meaning and significance of music
The social psychology of music
The question of meaning in music
The emotional power of music
Culture and music
References
Name index
Subject index