Psychology of music : from sound to significance /
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Psychology of music : from sound to significance /

Provides an introduction to the studies in the psychology of music, combining a comprehensive summary with critical assessments of the research. This title is suitable for undergraduates, graduates and interested general readers.

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Tan, Siu-Lan, 1963- (Author), Pfordresher, Peter, 1971- (Author), Harré, Rom (Author)
Corporate Author: Taylor & Francis books online
Format: Online Book
Published: Hove, East Sussex [England] ; New York, NY : Psychology Press, 2010.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • The scope of psychology in music
  • pt. 1. Foundations ; The acoustics of music ; Sound and the neurophysiology of hearing ; Neuroscience and music
  • pt. 2. The perception and cognition of music ; Perception of musical pitch and melody ; Perception of musical time ; Analysis and cognition of musical structure
  • pt. 3. Development, learning, and performance ; Emergence of sound and music perception ; Early musical development and education ; Practice and musical expertise ; The psychology of music performance
  • pt. 4. The meaning and significance of music ; The social psychology of music ; The question of meaning in music ; The emotional power of music ; Culture and music.