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Musical Beliefs - Psychoacoustic, Mythical and Educational Perspectives (Paperback)
Musical Beliefs - Psychoacoustic, Mythical and Educational Perspectives (Paperback): Robert Walker
Musical Beliefs - Psychoacoustic, Mythical and Educational Perspectives (Paperback): Robert Walker

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Musical Beliefs - Psychoacoustic, Mythical and Educational Perspectives (Paperback)

Robert Walker

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In this book, the author argues that what constitutes music in various societies is culturally based, not the result of some universal aspect of human physical and psychological make-up. This is true not only in non-Western music cultures, but in the West as well. Contrary to popular belief among musicians and the general public, the basis of Western music and acoustics is not scientific, but superstitious. Pythagorean mathematics as it relates to harmonics does not work, a fact that mathematicians and scientists have known for years and this has important implications, for it means that Western musical aesthetics and educational programmes in music are not rooted in the laws of physics, as is often maintained, but in a belief system that is an arbitrary product of human imagination.

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Imprint: Teachers College Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 1990
Authors: Robert Walker
Dimensions: 240mm (L)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-8077-3007-2
Barcode: 9780807730072
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education > Philosophy of education
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LSN: 0-8077-3007-6

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