The Memetics of Music: A Neo-Darwinian View of Musical Structure and Culture

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Music - 278 pages
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The purpose of this book is to show that memetics offers a new perspective on musical structure - which can be conceived as the disposition of memes within a work, at various hierarchical levels: musical style and musical style change.
 

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Contents

Memes in Music I
23
Memes in Music II
49
The Selfish Musical Meme
109
Cumulative Selection and The Evolution of LargeScale Design in Music
165
Issues and Methodologies
205
Towards the Memetics of Music
227
References
257
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Steve Jan is Senior Lecturer in Music in the Department of Music and Drama, University of Huddersfield, UK.

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