Emotion and Meaning in Music

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University of Chicago Press, 1956 - Music - 307 pages
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"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  "This is the best study of its kind to have come to the attention of this reviewer."—Jules Wolffers, The Christian Science Monitor

"It is not too much to say that his approach provides a basis for the meaningful discussion of emotion and meaning in all art."—David P. McAllester, American Anthropologist

"A book which should be read by all who want deeper insights into music listening, performing, and composing."—Marcus G. Raskin, Chicago Review

  

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This book contains pioneering research in the field of music and emotions, and is arguably one of the most cited books in related research articles (Juslin and Västfjäll, 2008). It deals specifically with the music-emotional induction mechanism of "Musical Expectation."

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Contents

THEORY
1
EXPECTATION AND LEARNING
43
THE LAW OF GOOD
83
COMPLETION
128
THE WEAKENING
157
DEVIATION IN PERFORMANCE AND TONAL
197
SIMULTANEOUS AND SUCCESSIVE DEVIATION
233
NOTE ON IMAGE PROCESSES CONNOTATIONS AND MOODS
256
NOTES
273
INDEX
295
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hurdaudio: Emotion and Meaning in Music
Last night I finished reading Emotion and Meaning in Music by Leonard B. Meyer. It was something I picked up many years ago for a Music Cognition course. ...
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JSTOR: Emotion and Meaning in Music
EMOTION AND MEANING IN MUSIC. By Leonard B. Meyer. (The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1956. Pp. 307.) Musical experience has often been ...
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Music and Emotion - Notes on Leonard Meyer
Emotion and Meaning in Music. Chicago: Chicago University Press. ..... Emotion and Meaning in Music is a landmark in the history of music theory. ...
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Leonard B. Meyer, 89, Scholar of Music's Meaning - New York Times
Fifty years later, ''Emotion and Meaning in Music'' remains in print and has sold more than 60000 copies. Mr. Meyer expanded on his early ideas in several ...
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Leonard B. Meyer
His publications include Emotion and Meaning in Music, (1956), Music, the Arts, and Ideas (1967), Explaining Music (1973), Style and Music: Theory, ...
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Comments on: Symposium on Meyer’s Emotion and Meaning in Music
Hello! It was very unfortunate that I missed this event. During this time I also had a commitment which was set earlier than the date of this event. ...
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Classical Net - Books About Music - Music and the Mind
Emotion and Meaning in Music. Leonard B. Meyer. University of Chicago Press. 1961. ISBN 0226521397 (paperback). This volume establishs a foundation for a ...
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David Huron, Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of ...
by Meyer’s Emotion and Meaning in Music, or actually follows it up. David Huron always considers musical. expectations as psychological processes rather ...
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Philosophy of Music Education Review 12.1: In Dialogue, section II
Leonard B. Meyer, Emotion and Meaning in Music (Chicago: the University of Chi-. cago Press, 1956), 14. 10. Clynes, “Time-Forms: Nature’s Generators and ...
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Absolutism, referentialism and universalism in music « The truth ...
Starting on Leonard Meyer’s Emotion and Meaning in Music. The book is concerned with studying aspects of meaning that are inherent in the music itself, ...
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