Musical Communication by Dorothy Miell
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Musical Communication
By Dorothy Miell

Musical Communication


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Musical Communication by Dorothy Miell

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Music is a powerful means of communication. It provides a means by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meanings even though their spoken languages may be mutually incomprehensible. It can also provide a vital lifeline to human interaction for those whose special needs make other means of communication difficult. Music can exert powerful physical effects, can produce deep and profound emotions within us, and can be used to generate infinitely subtle variations of expressiveness by skilled composers and performers. This new addition to the music psychology list brings together leading researchers from a variety of academic and applied backgrounds. It examines how music can be used to communicate and the biological, cognitive, social, and cultural processes which underlie such communication. Taking a broad, interdisciplinary look at all aspects of communication, from the symbolic aspects of musical notation, to the use of music in advertising, the book is the first of its kind. It will be valuable for all those involved in music psychology, music education, and communication studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198529361
ISBN-10: 0198529368
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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