Emotion and Meaning in Music

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 1961 - 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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Very interesting stuff! Really got me thinking! Read full review

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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