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The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition

Edited by: Richard Ashley , Renee Timmers

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138721050
eBook ISBN: 9781315194738
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The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition addresses fundamental questions about the nature of music from a psychological perspective. Music cognition is presented as the field that investigates the psychological, physiological, and physical processes that allow music to take place, seeking to explain how and why music has such powerful and mysterious effects on us. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research in music cognition, balancing accessibility with depth and sophistication.

A diverse range of global scholars?music theorists, musicologists, pedagogues, neuroscientists, and psychologists?address the implications of music in everyday life while broadening the range of topics in music cognition research, deliberately seeking connections with the kinds of music and musical experiences that are meaningful to the population at large but are often overlooked in the study of music cognition. Such topics include:

  • Music?s impact on physical and emotional health
  • Music cognition in various genres
  • Music cognition in diverse populations, including people with amusia and hearing impairment
  • The relationship of music to learning and accomplishment in academics, sport, and recreation
  • The broader sociological and anthropological uses of music

Consisting of over forty essays, the volume is organized by five primary themes. The first section, "Music from the Air to the Brain," provides a neuroscientific and theoretical basis for the book. The next three sections are based on musical actions: "Hearing and Listening to Music," "Making and Using Music," and "Developing Musicality." The closing section, "Musical Meanings," returns to fundamental questions related to music?s meaning and significance, seen from historical and contemporary perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition seeks to encourage readers to understand connections between the laboratory and the everyday in their musical lives.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Music from the Air to the  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Music in the Brain Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Music in the brain Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Music in the Brain Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Music and the Brain Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Music, Brain, and Movement Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Music and Health Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Music, Moments, and Healing Process Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Music, Pleasure, and Social Affiliation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Musical Structure Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Musical Structure Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Musical Structure Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Musical Structure Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Harmony and Melody in Popular Music Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Musical Structure Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Music Production Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Musical Connections Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Musical Connections Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Musical Connections Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Assisted Music Listening in Hearing Loss Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Creating Music Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Music Improvisation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Performing Music Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Performing Music Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Performing Music Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Music With Others Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Music Alone and With Others Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Music and Text Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Music and Movement Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Scene and Heard Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Music as Enabling Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Music Across the Species Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Music Cognition Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Musical Expertise Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Learning Music Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Music and Social Cognition in Adolescence Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Musical Preference Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Music Cognition Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Music and Communication Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Emotion in Music Listening Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Music, Analogy, and Metaphor Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Musical Aesthetics and Values Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Music's Meanings Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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