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Introduction to the Psychology of Musicby Geza Revesz
Synopses & Reviews
Comprehensive introduction looks at physical and physiological bases of sound, hearing, and tone; elements of musical tone; theory of intervals; consonance and dissonance; the sense of pitch; musical talent; development and inheritance of musical ability; musical accomplishments of the deaf; the origins of music; the relationship between aesthetics and the psychology of music; more.
Book News Annotation:
Originally printed in 1954, this study draws from musicology, physics, physiology, psychology, and aesthetics to provide an overview and introduction to the psychology of music. Drawing on his research in psychology and acoustics, R<'e>v<'e>sz (1878-1955) describes the physical, physiological, and psychological aspect of sound, with consideration to the elements of tone, the theory of intervals, and the nature of consonance and dissonance. He also discusses major issues in the psychology of music, including the relationship between talent and ability.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-251) and index.
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