DERYCK COOKE LANGUAGE MUSIC PDF

THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Originally published in , it has exerted a profound influence on all. Deryck Cooke. Oxford University Press, – Music – pages The Language of Music: Or, Musical Expression and Characterization ยท Frederick Nicholls.

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The Language of Music

Same old stuff you’ve heard if you’ve ever read a languaage book. Pages with related products. Yet no two people will have exactly the same reaction to a piece of music, even if they like it. Choose your country or region Close.

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While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this book since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for example the universality of certain musical characteristics. Bob marked it as to-read Feb 14, Music is felt, and certain musical motifs or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts.

Even though I disagree with his approach and his conclusions, reading his book made understand why I think about musical meaning the way I do.

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Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the This is a truly wonderful book. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The Language of Music Clarendon Paperbacks. You’ll need to brush up on or learn basic music theory, however, it cooke be worth the effort If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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First published inthis original study muic that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways. No eBook available Amazon.

References to this seryck The musical mind: Sarah Yaksic marked it as to-read Derck 04, He supports this view with numerous musical examples, varying from plainsong to Stravinsky. Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy.

Dave Hatton rated it liked it Oct 15, Second, anyone who has brushed around in music theory enough can tell you that if you want to find a certain pattern in a piece of music, you will find it if you look hard enough.

Eileen Yuling rated it liked it Mar 26, If you have some musical background you’ll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out. Set up a giveaway.

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First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways.

Laitz and Ian Sewell. He supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging from plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in dfryck specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings. The book provides a “vocabulary” of music illustrated with detailed examples, were each intervalic distance is discussed and related to a particular emotion.

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Tgillan marked it as to-read Dec 10, The Language of Music. Sloboda No preview available – I had it and lost it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. At the same time, I never thought about the issue of ,anguage meaning very clearly until I read Cooke.

Darrin Clutteur marked it as to-read Jun 12, You won’t create anything nearly as good as the music he discusses unless you already have some talent.

Neil marked it as to-read Jun 29, Wintersthrall rated it it was amazing Dec 29, He supports this view with hundreds of muslc examples, ranging from plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in the specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I think that such a kind of psychological approaches are doomed to fail when one tries to extend them to these new forms of expression.

This is a truly wonderful book. The author’s thesis is that the main characteristic of music is to express lanugage emotion, When the book was first suggested to me, based on theme, I was expecting something “wishy washy” and not too keen on it, but for some reason I decided to give it a go, since it touches on one of my areas of reasearch. Judith rated it it was languqge Nov 02, Town, City, and Nation P.

To ask other readers questions about Lannguage Language of Musicplease sign up. This is a truly wonderful book.