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Selected Library of Congress Subject Headings
Music -- Psychological Aspects
Musical -- Physiological Aspects
Music Social Aspects
Cognitive Neuroscience
Music and Language


The Acoustical Foundations of Music by John Backus
ML3805.B335 A3  Check Availability
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"The original purpose of Professor Backus's book was to collect and organize the scattered results of research, past and present, in the areas of scientific knowledge that are relevant to music: the physiological properties of sounds; the effect of acoustical environment; the acoustical behavior of musical instruments; and the various applications of electronics and computers to the production, reproduction, and composition of music."
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The Mind's Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Listeners, and Composers by Bruce Adolphe
MT35 .A365 1991  Check Availability
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"Using imagination and a sense of humor, The Mind's Ear appeals to a wide variety of readers, from the devoted listener to the advanced conservatory student and teacher."
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A Generative Theory of Tonal Music by Fred Lerdahl and Ray S. Jackendoff
MT6.L473 G4 1983  Check Availability
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"This work, which has become a classic in music theory since its publication in 1983, models music understanding from the perspective of cognitive science. The point of departure is a search for a grammar of music with the aid of generative linguistics."
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Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch by Carol L. Krumhansl
ML3830 .K78 1990  Check Availability
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"A critical mass of psychological data organized in a tight conceptual framework. This publication is a landmark event. . . .The reader. . .is led through the complex issues by lucid explanations and discussions. The clear organization and sense of direction make reading the book an aesthetic as well as an intellectual pleasure."
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver W. Sacks
RC351.S23 M3 1998  Check Availability
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"Sacks introduces the reader to real people who suffer from a variety of neurological syndromes which include symptoms such as amnesia, uncontrolled movements, and musical hallucinations. Sacks recounts their stories in a riveting, compassionate, and thoughtful manner."
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Philosophical Perspectives On Music by Wayne D. Bowman
ML3800 .B69 1998  Check Availability
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"Designed to introduce music students and musicians to the vitality of music philosophical discourse, Philosophical Perspectives on Music explores diverse accounts of the nature and value of music. It offers an accessible, even-handed consideration of philosophical orientations without advocating any single one."
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