Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition (Oxford Science Publications) pdf epub fb2

Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition (Oxford Science Publications) by John A. Sloboda pdf epub fb2

Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition (Oxford Science Publications) Author: John A. Sloboda
Title: Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition (Oxford Science Publications)
ISBN: 0198521545
ISBN13: 978-0198521549
Other Formats: lrf lit txt mbr
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 19, 1988)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1564 kb
Size EPUB version: 1835 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




This book draws together pioneering contributions to the study of the processes by which music is created. It redresses a balance in contemporary literature on the psychology of music which has, to date, concentrated mainly on receptive processes. The focus throughout is on empirical observation and the development of cognitive theory, with fascinating explorations of such topics as the generation of expression in musical performance, problems of synchrony in ensemble performance, improvisational skill in trained and untrained musicians, childrens' spontaneous notations for music, and formal constraints on compositional systems.