From the publisher: "Standard study by founder of Seashore test. Relationship between physical phenomena of sounds and our perception of them. Music as a medium, physical acoustics, auditory apparatus, sound perception, host of other topics. Includes 88 figures."
From the publisher: "The study has two major objectives: to review the research findings, theories and methodologies relevant to the developmental study of music; and to offer a framework within which these can be organised so as to pave the way for future research."
Staff summary:: This book seeks to clarify the confusion surrounding the psychological aspects of music. Lundin proposes a "general thesis that musical behavior, like other forms of psychological activity, is subject to the same laws and principles as other human activity." As seen from the title, he emphasizes the objective, rather than subjective, aspect of music.
From the publisher: "Chapter titles show continuing interest in many of the traditional topics--rhythm, melody, scales, musical ability, the nature of sound--and also in newer areas of inquiry, e.g., the neuropsychological study of musical perception. The editor has succeeded admirably in making this edition a valuable and timely resource for musicians and psychologists at the upper-division undergraduate level and above."
From the publisher: "Sloboda's book deserves loud applause, for its content, for its frankness in dealing with speculative issues largely ignored by other workers, and especially because it brings with it a new kind of approach."
From the publisher: "Music, Thought, and Feeling references numerous 'Sound Examples' and is supplemented by a companion website (www.oup.com/us/Thompson) containing an extensive collection of music sample audio files, most created specifically for this book."
From the publisher: Many different disciplines are analyzing the impact of music. How and why this ancient cultural asset molds, empowers and makes use of us can only become apparent in a synopsis and exchange involving scientific research. This title covers psycho-physiological, neuro-developmental and cognitive aspects associated with the experience of music.
From the publisher: Steve Larson drew on his 20 years of research in music theory, cognitive linguistics, experimental psychology, and artificial intelligence—as well as his skill as a jazz pianist—to show how the experience of physical motion can shape one’s musical experience.
From the publisher: Music is well known to have a significant effect on physiology and is widely used as an effective therapeutic tool in stress and pain management, rehabilitation, and behavior modification, but its effects are not well understood. This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions.
From the publisher: Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.
From the publisher: Scientific and psychological research can offer answers to these and other questions that musicians face every day. In The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson assemble relevant current research findings and make them accessible to musicians and music educators. This book describes new approaches to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational and skill levels.
From the publisher: This new book brings together 24 selected essays and reviews written by an internationally acclaimed authority on music and the mind. Chapters are grouped into four main areas of study. These are, cognitive processes (including music reading, memory and performance), emotion and motivation, talent and skill development, and music in the real world (including functions of music in everyday life and culture).