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Published: 24 May 2012

252 Pages


ISBN: 9780199744374

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Hearing in Time

Second Edition

Justin London

  • Remains the first music-theoretic approach which integrates perceptual and cognitive limits into a formalized account of musical meter.
  • Uses an approach to musical meter that is grounded on perceptual and cognitive universals, rather than cultural or stylistic norms.
  • Includes musical examples ranging from Beethoven and Bach to Brubeck and Ghanaian (Ewe) song and drumming.
  • Shows music theorists and psychologists the depth of relevant research that has been undertaken in each other's fields.
  • Contains a new chapter on the neuroscience and development of musical meter
  • Draws on recent mathematical and geometrical models of musical rhythm, and relates them to the representations for musical meter Hearing in Time develops
  • Additional case studies (i.e. musical analyses) will illustrate the points made and enhance the attractiveness of the volume for music theorists.
  • Bibliography and citations have been thoroughly updated and expanded.

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