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Beethoven's anvil : music in mind and culture

Author: William Benzon
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does the brain create music? In Beethoven's Anvil, cognitive scientist and jazz musician William Benzon finds the key to music's function in the very complexity of musical experience. Music demands that our symbol-processing capacities, motor skills, emotional and communicative skills all work in close coordination-not only within our own heads but with the heads (and bodies) of others. Music is at once deeply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benzon, William.
Beethoven's anvil.
New York : Basic Books, ©2001
(DLC) 2001037509
(OCoLC)47120390
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Benzon
OCLC Number: 558435086
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 336 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Some varieties of musical experience --
Music and coupling --
Fireflies: dynamics and brain states --
Musical consciousness and pleasure --
Blues in the night: emotion in music --
Rhythm methods: patterns of construction --
Bright moments --
The protohuman rhythm band --
Musicking the world --
Music and civilization --
Through jazz and beyond.
Responsibility: William L. Benzon.

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