Musical Forces: Motion, Metaphor, and Meaning in Music (Musical Meaning and Interpretation)

Musical Forces: Motion, Metaphor, and Meaning in Music (Musical Meaning and Interpretation)

Steve Larson


Steve Larson drew on his twenty years of analysis in tune idea, cognitive linguistics, experimental psychology, and synthetic intelligence―as good as his ability as a jazz pianist―to exhibit how the adventure of actual movement can form one’s musical event. Clarifying the jobs of analogy, metaphor, grouping, development, hierarchy, and emergence within the clarification of musical that means, Larson defined how listeners listen tonal song throughout the analogues of actual gravity, magnetism, and inertia. His concept of melodic expectation is going past past theories in predicting entire melodic styles. Larson elegantly proven how rhythm and meter come up from, and are given which means by means of, those similar musical forces.

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