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The Musical Representation

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ISBN 13 : 0262140969
Pages : 401 pages
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Download The Musical Representation PDF Format Full Free by Charles O. Nussbaum and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How human musical experience emerges from the audition of organized tones is a riddle of long standing. In The Musical Representation, Charles Nussbaum offers a philosophical naturalist's solution. Nussbaum founds his naturalistic theory of musical representation on the collusion between the physics of sound and the organization of the human mind-brain. He argues that important varieties of experience afforded by Western tonal art music since 1650 arise through the feeling of tone, the sense of movement in musical space, cognition, emotional arousal, and the engagement, by way of specific emotional responses, of deeply rooted human ideals. Construing the art music of the modern West as representational, as a symbolic system that carries extramusical content, Nussbaum attempts to make normative principles of musical representation explicit and bring them into reflective equilibrium with the intuitions of competent listeners. Nussbaum identifies three modes of musical representation, describes the basis of extramusical meaning, and analyzes musical works as created historical entities (performances of which are tokens or replicas). In addition, he explains how music gives rise to emotions and evokes states of mind that are religious in character. Nussbaum's argument proceeds from biology, psychology, and philosophy to music--and occasionally from music back to biology, psychology, and philosophy. The human mind-brain, writes Nussbaum, is a living record of its evolutionary history; relatively recent cognitive acquisitions derive from older representational functions of which we are hardly aware. Consideration of musical art can help bring to light the more ancient cognitive functions that underlie modern human cognition. The biology, psychology, and philosophy of musical representation, he argues, have something to tell us about what we are, based on what we have been.


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Musical Representations, Subjects, and Objects

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780253111197
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Musical Representations, Subjects, and Objects PDF Format Full Free by Jairo Moreno and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-12-21 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jairo Moreno adapts the methodologies and nomenclature of Foucault's "archaeology of knowledge" and applies it through individual case studies to the theoretical writings of Zarlino, Descartes, Rameau, and Weber. His conclusion summarizes the conditions -- musical, philosophical, and historical -- that "make a certain form of thought about music necessary and possible at the time it emerges." Musical Meaning and Interpretation -- Robert S. Hatten, editor


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Orientalism and Representations of Music in the Nineteenth-Century British Popular Arts

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ISBN 13 : 1351555553
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Orientalism and Representations of Music in the Nineteenth-Century British Popular Arts PDF Format Full Free by Claire Mabilat and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representations of music were employed to create a wider 'Orient' on the pages, stages and walls of nineteenth-century Britain. This book explores issues of orientalism, otherness, gender and sexuality that arise in artistic British representations of non-European musicians during this time, by utilizing recent theories of orientalism, and the subsidiary (particularly aesthetic and literary) theories both on which these theories were based and on which they have been influential. The author uses this theoretical framework of orientalism as a form of othering in order to analyse primary source materials, and in conjunction with musicological, literary and art theories, thus explores ways in which ideas of the Other were transformed over time and between different genres and artists. Part I, The Musical Stage, discusses elements of the libretti of popular musical stage works in this period, and the occasionally contradictory ways in which 'racial' Others was represented through text and music; a particular focus is the depiction of 'Oriental' women and ideas of sexuality. Through examination of this collection of libretti, the ways in which the writers of these works filter and romanticize the changing intellectual ideas of this era are explored. Part II, Works of Fiction, is a close study of the works of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, using other examples of popular fiction by his contemporary writers as contextualizing material, with the primary concern being to investigate how music is utilized in popular fiction to represent Other non-Europeans and in the creation of orientalized gender constructions. Part III, Visual Culture, is an analysis of images of music and the 'Orient' in examples of British 'high art', illustration and photography, investigating how the musical Other was visualized.


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Music Representation and Transformation in Software

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ISBN 13 : 3030974723
Pages : 341 pages
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Download Music Representation and Transformation in Software PDF Format Full Free by Donald P. Pazel and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book takes the reader on a journey through music concepts in an organized approach that develops music essentials from the concepts of tone, pitch, and time, through notes, intervals, chords, and scores while at the same time interpreting these elements as software artifacts. Close attention is paid to the organization of and relationships amongst these concepts and their representation as Python classes and objects, to learn about music from a software design viewpoint. The first part of the book focuses on software representation of the main elements found in music theory. Its objective is to provide direction to students on how to build a music software model from basic concepts and grow towards more complex concepts. Chapter by chapter, music concepts are introduced, and each is broken apart into related data properties and methods with the goal that by the end of this section, the reader will have developed a relatively complete library of music elements in software. The second part takes on the task of applying that foundation to the subject of "music transformations". The focus is on localized transformations, that is, transformations isolated to a few measures. After a general introduction, the discussion includes topics of pitch assignment, key change, melodic inversion, melodic shaping, harmonic transcription, retrograde, melodic search and dilation. This textbook is designed as a principal or supplemental source for computer science, software engineering, and programming courses. It can also be used as a main textbook for advanced computer music courses or electronic music courses. Computer music software professionals interested in learning how to model the complexities of music theory artifacts, or music students who want to learn advanced programming techniques in their domain will also find the book helpful.


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Representation in Western Music

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ISBN 13 : 110702157X
Pages : 333 pages
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Download Representation in Western Music PDF Format Full Free by Joshua S. Walden and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-11 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume assembles leading scholars to provide a comprehensive study of representation in music from the nineteenth century to today.


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Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation

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ISBN 13 : 1107116473
Pages : 255 pages
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Download Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation PDF Format Full Free by Amy Lynn Wlodarski and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-09 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive study of musical Holocaust representations in the Western tradition to examine both musical language and cultural value.


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Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen

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ISBN 13 : 135197551X
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen PDF Format Full Free by James Cook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recomposing the Past is a book concerned with the complex but important ways in which we engage with the past in modern times. Contributors examine how media on stage and screen uses music, and in particular early music, to evoke and recompose a distant past. Culture, popular and otherwise, is awash with a stylise - sometimes contradictory - musical history. And yet for all its complexities, these representations of the past through music are integral to how our contemporary and collective imaginations understand history. More importantly, they offer a valuable insight into how we understand our musical present. Such representative strategies, the book argues, cross generic boundaries, and as such it brings together a range of multimedia discussion on the subjects of film (Lord of the Rings, Dangerous Liasions), television (Game of Thrones, The Borgias), videogame (Dragon Warrior, Gauntlet), and opera (Written on Skin, Taverner, English ‘dramatick opera’). This collection constitutes a significant, and interdisciplinary, contribution to a growing literature which is unpacking our ongoing creative dialogue with the past. Divided into three complementary sections, grouped not by genre or media but by theme, it considers: ‘Authenticity, Appropriateness, and Recomposing the Past’, ‘Music, Space, and Place: Geography as History’, and ‘Presentness and the Past: Dialogues between Old and New’. Like the musical collage that is our shared multimedia historical soundscape, it is hoped that this collection is, in its eclecticism, more than the sum of its parts.


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Representations of the Orient in Western Music

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ISBN 13 : 1351551418
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Representations of the Orient in Western Music PDF Format Full Free by Nasser Al-Taee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the cultural, political and religious representations of the Orient in Western music. Dr Nasser Al-Taee traces several threads in a vast repertoire of musical representations, concentrating primarily on the images of violence and sensuality. Al-Taee argues that these prevailing traits are not only the residual manifestation of the Ottoman threat to Western Europe, but also the continuation of a long and complex history of fear and fascination towards the Orient and its Islamic religion. In addition to analyses of musical works, Al-Taee draws on travel accounts, paintings, biographies, and political events to engage with important issues such as gender, race, and religious differences that may have contributed to the variously complex images of the Orient in Western music. The study extends the range of Orientalism to cover eighteenth-century Austria, nineteenth-century Russia, and twentieth-century America. The book challenges those scholars who do not see Orientalism as problematic and tend to ignore the role of musical representations in shaping the image of the Other within a wider interdisciplinary study of knowledge and power.


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Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music

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ISBN 13 : 1771992204
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music PDF Format Full Free by Michael R. W. Dawson and published by Athabasca University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Previously, artificial neural networks have been used to capture only the informal properties of music. However, cognitive scientist Michael Dawson found that by training artificial neural networks to make basic judgments concerning tonal music, such as identifying the tonic of a scale or the quality of a musical chord, the networks revealed formal musical properties that differ dramatically from those typically presented in music theory. For example, where Western music theory identifies twelve distinct notes or pitch-classes, trained artificial neural networks treat notes as if they belong to only three or four pitch-classes, a wildly different interpretation of the components of tonal music. Intended to introduce readers to the use of artificial neural networks in the study of music, this volume contains numerous case studies and research findings that address problems related to identifying scales, keys, classifying musical chords, and learning jazz chord progressions. A detailed analysis of the internal structure of trained networks could yield important contributions to the field of music cognition.


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Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music

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ISBN 13 : 3030702103
Pages : 726 pages
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Download Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music PDF Format Full Free by Richard Kronland-Martinet and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-03-09 with total page 726 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music, CMMR 2019, held in Marseille, France, in October 2019. The 46 full papers presented were selected from 105 submissions. The papers are grouped in 9 sections. The first three sections are related to music information retrieval, computational musicology and composition tools, followed by a section on notations and instruments distributed on mobile devices. The fifth section concerns auditory perception and cognition, while the three following sections are related to sound design and sonic and musical interactions. The last section contains contributions that relate to Jean-Claude Risset's research.


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Musical Creativity

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 1135422680
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Musical Creativity PDF Format Full Free by Irène Deliège and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2006-10-16 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.


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Download Guide to the Music of Richard Wagner's Tetralogy PDF Format Full Free by Hans von Wolzogen and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Musical World

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Teaching Music Creatively

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ISBN 13 : 1135049963
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Teaching Music Creatively PDF Format Full Free by Pamela Burnard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-07 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a brand new approach to teaching music in the primary classroom, Teaching Music Creatively provides training and qualified teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively deliver a creative music curriculum. Exploring research-informed teaching ideas, diverse practices and approaches to music teaching, the authors offer well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding. With ground-breaking contributions from international experts in the field, this book presents a unique set of perspectives on music teaching. Key topics covered include: Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively; Composition, listening and notation; Spontaneous music-making; Group music and performance; The use of multimedia; Integration of music into the wider curriculum; Musical play; Cultural diversity; Assessment and planning. Packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and creative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods, Teaching Music Creatively is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practising teachers, and undergraduate students of music and education.


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The Musical Standard

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Reflections on Musical Meaning and Its Representations

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ISBN 13 : 0253223164
Pages : 334 pages
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Download Reflections on Musical Meaning and Its Representations PDF Format Full Free by Leo Treitler and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is it possible to talk or write about music? What is the link between graphic signs and music? What makes music meaningful? In this book, distinguished scholar Leo Treitler explores the relationships among language, musical notation, performance, compositional practice, and patterns of culture in the presentation and representation of music. Treitler engages a wide variety of historical sources to discuss works from medieval plainchant to Berg's opera Lulu and a range of music in between.