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The Resource Musical forces : motion, metaphor, and meaning in music, Steve Larson ; foreword by Robert S. Hatten, (electronic resource)

Musical forces : motion, metaphor, and meaning in music, Steve Larson ; foreword by Robert S. Hatten, (electronic resource)

Label
Musical forces : motion, metaphor, and meaning in music
Title
Musical forces
Title remainder
motion, metaphor, and meaning in music
Statement of responsibility
Steve Larson ; foreword by Robert S. Hatten
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Steve Larson drew on his 20 years of research in music theory, cognitive linguistics, experimental psychology, and artificial intelligence-as well as his skill as a jazz pianist-to show how the experience of physical motion can shape one's musical experience. Clarifying the roles of analogy, metaphor, grouping, pattern, hierarchy, and emergence in the explanation of musical meaning, Larson explained how listeners hear tonal music through the analogues of physical gravity, magnetism, and inertia. His theory of melodic expectation goes beyond prior theories in predicting complete melodic pattern
Member of
Cataloging source
CN8ML
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3820
LC item number
.L36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Musical meaning & interpretation
Label
Musical forces : motion, metaphor, and meaning in music, Steve Larson ; foreword by Robert S. Hatten, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Multi-User."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- A theory of musical forces. Thinking about music and thinking in music : pattern, meaning, analogy, metaphor and hierarchies ; Something in the way she moves : the metaphor of musical motion ; Melodic forces : gravity, magnetism, and inertia ; A theory of melodic expectation ; Rhythm, meter, and musical forces ; Analyses -- Evidence for musical forces. Converging evidence : an introduction to part 2 ; Evidence from experiments in visual perception and neuroscience ; Evidence from compositions and improvisations ; Evidence from music-theoretical misunderstandings ; Evidence from a listener-judgment experiment ; Evidence from comparing computer models with production-experiment results -- Conclusion. Summary and prospects
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 369 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780253005496
Other control number
9786613626172
Other physical details
ill.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794700776
  • (OCoLC)ocn794700776
Label
Musical forces : motion, metaphor, and meaning in music, Steve Larson ; foreword by Robert S. Hatten, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Multi-User."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- A theory of musical forces. Thinking about music and thinking in music : pattern, meaning, analogy, metaphor and hierarchies ; Something in the way she moves : the metaphor of musical motion ; Melodic forces : gravity, magnetism, and inertia ; A theory of melodic expectation ; Rhythm, meter, and musical forces ; Analyses -- Evidence for musical forces. Converging evidence : an introduction to part 2 ; Evidence from experiments in visual perception and neuroscience ; Evidence from compositions and improvisations ; Evidence from music-theoretical misunderstandings ; Evidence from a listener-judgment experiment ; Evidence from comparing computer models with production-experiment results -- Conclusion. Summary and prospects
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 369 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780253005496
Other control number
9786613626172
Other physical details
ill.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794700776
  • (OCoLC)ocn794700776

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