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The Psychology of Music, Third Edition, is a comprehensive reference for understanding the perception, cognition, and performance of music. The first edition became the calling card for the establishment of the field, the second edition was extremely well-reviewed, and the third edition is now 80% revised, incorporating what are now standard areas of study on pitch, rhythm, scales, etc, with newer cutting edge research on computer models of music cognition, comparative studies, brain plasticity, and emotion.
"The editor has succeeded admirably in making.a valuable and timely resource for musicians and psychologists." CHOICE
"I have. several dozen excellent books about music perception and cognition, but none is more dog-eared or more used than the Psychology of Music. The first edition's influence on the field makes a compelling argument for the purchase of this updated and revised version, certain to be a blueprint for new research and a leading resource for many years to come." MUSIC PERCEPTION
"The attributes of the book are thoroughness, authority and clarity. That one volume can so adeptly select, draw on, arrange, assess, amplify its material and invite the reader to draw meaningful and reliable conclusions relevant to his/her love of music is a huge achievement. That the book does so with apposite and well-adduced illustrations while at the same time blending technical and specialist accuracy with accessibility is remarkable. Thoroughness and interest, a refreshing amalgam of (the authors') enthusiasm with their collective and individual command of the literature and practices in the field(s) of each make it nothing short of superb as a reference (to be consulted) and a narrative (to be read from cover to cover) by lovers of serious music of all types." - EXCERPT BY MARK SEALEY for www.classicalnet.com