9780262731430

The Origins of Music

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262731430

  • ISBN10:

    0262731436

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Bradford Books
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Summary

What biological and cognitive forces have shaped humankind's musical behavior and the rich global repertoire of musical structures? What is music for, and why does every human culture have it? What are the universal features of music and musical behavior across cultures? In this groundbreaking book, musicologists, biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, ethologists, and linguists come together for the first time to examine these and related issues. The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionary biomusicology-the study of which will contribute greatly to our understanding of the evolutionary precursors of human music, the evolution of the hominid vocal tract, localization of brain function, the structure of acoustic-communication signals, symbolic gesture, emotional manipulation through sound, self-expression, creativity, the human affinity for the spiritual, and the human attachment to music itself. Contributors: Simha Arom, Derek Bickerton, Steven Brown, Ellen Dissanayake, Dean Falk, David W. Frayer, Walter Freeman, Thomas Geissmann, Marc D. Hauser, Michel Imberty, Harry Jerison, Drago Kunej, Francois-Bernard Mache, Peter Marler, Bjorn Merker, Geoffrey Miller, Jean Molino, Bruno Nettl, Chris Nicolay, Katharine Payne, Bruce Richman, Peter J. B. Slater, Peter Todd, Sandra Trehub, Ivan Turk, Maria Ujhelyi, Nils L. Wallin, Carol Whaling.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Contributors xi
I THE BEGINNING 1(24)
An Introduction to Evolutionary Musicology
3(22)
Steven Brown
Bjorn Merker
Nils L. Wallin
II VOCAL COMMUNICATION IN ANIMALS 25(126)
Prolegomena to a Biomusicology
27(4)
Simha Arom
Origins of Music and Speech: Insights from Animals
31(18)
Peter Marler
Birdsong Repertoires: Their Origins and Use
49(16)
Peter J.B. Slater
What's Behind a Song? The Neural Basis of Song Learning in Birds
65(12)
Carol Whaling
The Sound and the Fury: Primate Vocalizations as Reflections of Emotion and Thought
77(26)
Marc D. Hauser
Gibbon Songs and Human Music from an Evolutionary Perspective
103(22)
Thomas Geissmann
Social Organization as a Factor in the Origins of Language and Music
125(10)
Maria Ujhelyi
The Progressively Changing Songs of Humpback Whales: A Window on the Creative Process in a Wild Animal
135(16)
Katharine Payne
III MUSIC, LANGUAGE AND HUMAN EVOLUTION 151(118)
Can Biomusicology Learn from Language Evolution Studies?
153(12)
Derek Bickerton
Toward and Evolutionary Theory of Music and Language
165(12)
Jean Molino
Paleoneurology and the Biology of Music
177(20)
Harry Jerison
Hominid Brain Evolution and the Origins of Music
197(20)
Dean Falk
Fossil Evidence for the Origin of Speech Sounds
217(18)
David W. Frayer
Chris Nicolay
New Perspectives on the Beginnings of Music: Archeological and Musicological Analysis of a Middle Paleolithic Bone ``Flute''
235(34)
Drago Kunej
Ivan Turk
IV THEORIES OF MUSIC ORIGIN 269(156)
The ``Musilanguage'' Model of Music Evolution
271(30)
Steven Brown
How Music Fixed ``Nonsense'' into Significant Formulas: On Rythm, Repetition and Meaning
301(14)
Bruce Richman
Synchronous Chrousing and Human Origins
315(14)
Bjorn Merker
Evolution of Human Music through Sexual Selection
329(32)
Geoffrey Miller
Simulating the Evolution of Musical Behavior
361(28)
Peter Todd
Antecedents of the Temporal Arts in Early Mother-Infant Interaction
389(22)
Ellen Dissanayake
A Neurobilogical Role of Music in Social Bonding
411(14)
Walter Freeman
V UNIVERSALS IN MUSIC 425(56)
Human Processing Predispositions and Musical Universals
427(22)
Sandra Trehub
The Question of Innate Competencies in Musical Communication
449(14)
Michel Imberty
An Ethnomusicologist Contemplates Universals in Musical Sound and Musical Culture
463(10)
Bruno Nettl
The Necessity of and Problems with a Universal Musicology
473(8)
Francois-Bernard Mache
VI THE END OF THE BEGINNING 481(4)
Listening to Music
483(2)
Author Index 485(10)
Subject Index 495

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