The Perception of Music

L. Erlbaum (1988)
This translation of this classic text contains a balance of cultural and biological considerations. While arguing for the strong influence of exposure and of formal training on the way that music is perceived, Frances draws on the literature concerning the amusias to illustrate his points about the types of cognitive abstraction that are performed by the listener.
Keywords Musical perception  Music Philosophy and aesthetics
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Call number ML3830.F7213 1988
ISBN(s) 0898596882
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