Strong Experiences with Music
|Rating||:||4.38 (644 Votes)|
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An elegant and careful investigation, this book is unquestionably a momentous contribution to the mission of the author, and our field. Laura Mitchell, Bishop's University, British Journal of Music Education
Nowadays we can be with music whenever and wherever we like. It draws on over two decades of research, and almost 1000 participants, who describe, in their own words, their own unique, powerful, and personal experiences of music. While measuring brain or heart activity can reveal much about our physiological reactions, there is of course much more to music than this. Strong Experiences in Music is a groundbreaking new book, developed from a long-running study into the effects of music. The book will be a valuable resource for those in the fields of music psychology, music education, and musicology.. The very same piece of music can generate totally different reactions in different people, and a person can react quite differently to the same piece of music on different occasions. However, there is a major gap between what we can uncover using state of the art technology, and understanding just what music really means to us personally. The mass media and the Internet have given us unlimited paths into the world of music.Just like music is varied and endless, so are our reactions to music. The experience is thus determined by an interplay of
Music and Emotions Unfortunately, there is no satisfying explanation in this book which could answer the question, why music can evoke emotions at all. And that is the point where significant boundaries of Gabrielsson are visible. He cannot even explain why minor chords sound sad.The most difficult problem in answer. Ridiculous Books of this price should be forbidden. But when the kindle edition is even more expensive than the hardcover I really bolt. Still, it's interesting and the library has a copy I gues the whole policy is to make it available only through libraries.
He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and books and is consulting editor for Psychology of Music, Music Perception, Psychomusicology, and Musicae Scientiae. His present research focuses on strong experiences with music and on expressive performance in music. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music