What organic and cognitive forces have formed humankind's musical habit and the wealthy worldwide repertoire of musical buildings? what's song for, and why does each human tradition have it? What are the common positive factors of track and musical habit throughout cultures? during this groundbreaking e-book, musicologists, biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, ethologists, and linguists come jointly for the 1st time to envision those and comparable matters. The ebook might be considered as representing the start of evolutionary biomusicology -- the learn of to be able to give a contribution significantly to our figuring out of the evolutionary precursors of human track, the evolution of the hominid vocal tract, localization of mind functionality, the constitution of acoustic-communication signs, symbolic gesture, emotional manipulation via sound, self-expression, creativity, the human affinity for the religious, and the human attachment to tune itself.
ContributorsSimha 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, François-Bernard Mâche, Peter Marler, Björn 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.
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