Beethoven's Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture

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Why does the brain create music? In Beethoven's Anvil, cognitive scientist and jazz musician William Benzon finds the key to music's function in the very complexity of musical experience. Music demands that our symbol-processing capacities, motor skills, emotional and communicative skills all work in close coordination - not only within our own heads but with the heads (and bodies) of others. Music is at once deeply personal and highly social, highly disciplined and open to emotional nuance and interpretation. It's ...

Beethoven's Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture 2002, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9780465015443

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Beethoven's Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture 2002, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198605577

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Beethoven's Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture 2001, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465015436

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