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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.

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In this brilliant and thought-provoking book Robin Maconie examines these fundamental questions, matching musical tradition and scientific knowledge to produce answers which are often unexpected, frequently inspired and invariably illuminating.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198163886
Author:
Maconie, Robin
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Author:
null, Robin
Location:
Oxford England :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Music | Philosophy
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Subject:
Music-Music Appreciation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 figures
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.48x5.43x.54 in. .63 lbs.

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