Psychology of Music

Edited By

  • Diana Deutsch, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.


Graduate and professional psychologists interested in cognition, information processing, and music. Musicologists and theoreticians.


Book information

  • Published: September 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-213564-4


pter titles show continuing interest in many of the traditional topics--rhythm, melody, scales, musical ability, the nature of sound--and also in newer areas of inquiry, e.g., the neuropsychological study of musical perception. The editor has succeeded admirably in making this edition a valuable and timely resource for musicians and psychologists at the upper-division undergraduate level and above."
--CHOICE, reviewed by W. M. Bigham, Emeritus, Morehead State University, March 1999

Table of Contents

J.R. Pierce, The Nature of Musical Sound.M.R. Schroede, Concert Halls: From Magic to Number Theory.N.M. Weinberger, Music and the Auditory System.R. Rasch and R. Plomp, The Perception of Musical Tones.J.C. Risset and D.L. Wessel, Exploration of Timbre by Analysis and Synthesis.J. Sundberg, The Perception of Singing.E.M. Burns, Intervals, Scales, and Tuning.W.D. Ward, Absolute Pitch.D. Deutsch, Grouping Mechanisms in Music.D. Deutsch, Processing of Pitch Combinations.J.J. Bharucha, Neural Nets, Temporal Composites and Tonality.E. Narmour, Hierarchical Expectation and Musical Style.A. Gabrielsson, Music Performance.W.J. Dowling, The Development of Music Perception and Cognition.R. Shuter-Dyson, Musical Ability.O.S.M. Marin and D.W. Perry, Neurological Aspects of Music Perception and Performance.E.C. Carterette and R.A. Kendall, Comparative Music Perception and Cognition.Subject Index.