The Concept of Music

Oxford University Press (1990)
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What is music for? How does it work? What can it teach us? Intuitively, we feel there must be answers to such questions, but they tend to be scattered throughout a wide range of different areas of study, from acoustics to music history, from psychology to composition. In this brilliant and thought-provoking book Maconie seeks the answers to these and other fundamental questions about music, integrating music and appropriate scientific research in a new evaluation of his topic. In so doing, he argues passionately for a reappraisal of music, not as mere entertainment, but as something basic to our experience of listening and communicating in sound, and an art which has exerted a profound influence on society.
Keywords Music Philosophy and aesthetics  Music Acoustics and physics  Music theory
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Call number ML3800.M235 1991
ISBN(s) 0198163886   0198162154   9780198163886
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