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The Acousmatic Voice

Brian Kane.

in Sound Unseen

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 25059 words.

Applying the theory of acousmatic sound presented in chapters 4 and 5, this chapter analyzes the role of acousmatic sound in philosophical accounts of the voice, from Husserl to Žižek and...

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Acoustic (term)

Bruce Carr.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory. 95 words.


A term, meaning ‘not electric’, used in this special sense to designate a recording cut with a stylus activated directly (through a diaphragm) by sound waves...


Ronald Lewcock, Rijn Pirn, Jürgen Meyer, Carleen M. Hutchins, J. Woodhouse, John C. Schelleng, Bernard Richardson, Daniel W. Martin, Arthur H. Benade, Murray Campbell, Thomas D. Rossing and Johan Sundberg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory. 37377 words.

A term that can embrace all aspects of the science of sound and hearing, but is here treated in two specific senses, that of room acoustics, considered only with reference to the...

The Acquisition of Music Reading Skills

Donald A. Hodges and D. Brett Nolker.

in MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning

December 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 13467 words.

This chapter presents various reviews about the acquisition of music reading skills. Music reading is a process of converting special visual symbols—music notation—into sounds. The chapter...

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The Acquisition of Musical Performance Expertise: Deconstructing the ‘Talent’ Account of Individual Differences in Musical Expressivity

John Sloboda.

in Exploring the Musical Mind

December 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 8967 words.

An apparently almost irresistible popular line of explanation for this general lack of musical accomplishment in the population is the invocation of the presence or absence of ‘musical...

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Robert Toft.

in With Passionate Voice

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 6465 words.

The art of speaking and singing well could not reach perfection if it lacked action, that is, elegant hand gestures combined with natural motions of the head and the body, as well as a...

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Action and Perception

Palle Dahlstedt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 11416 words.

While computational models of human music making are a hot research topic, the human side of computer-based music making has been largely neglected. What are our cognitive processes like...

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Action knowledge and symbolic knowledge: The computer as mediator

Jeanne Bamberger.

in Discovering the Musical Mind

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 7772 words.

This chapter addresses a small set of troublesome but pervasive educational issues that become surprisingly illuminated as we look at the possible roles for computer technology in...

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Adapting Pal Joey

Julianne Lindberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music Theory and Analysis. 9968 words.

This chapter on the liberal movie adaptation of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey situates the musical in the context of postwar America, when traditional forms of gender and domesticity were...

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Adapting the Music Classroom

Lyn E. Schraer-Joiner.

in Music for Children with Hearing Loss

August 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 7744 words.

This chapter discusses classroom preparations and teaching strategies for music teachers working with deaf or hard of hearing students. It analyzes the use of music as an instrument for...

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