Music Pyschology
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How do people feel music, and why does it make us feel that way?
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The Ballad Of The Tearful: Why Some Songs Make You Cry - NPR

The Ballad Of The Tearful: Why Some Songs Make You CryNPRIt's one like this: "Your hair's standing up on end, shivers going down your spine, a lump coming into your throat, even tears running down your eyes," says John Sloboda, a professor of music...
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Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker

Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker | Music Pyschology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that certain features of music are consistently associated with producing strong emotions in listeners.
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Study confirms that listening to sad music can evoke real sadness in some

Study confirms that listening to sad music can evoke real sadness in some | Music Pyschology | Scoop.it
Study looks at the pleasurable #sadness of listening to sad #music http://t.co/GFi81ZTl #psychology #mood #emotions...

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Sean Albiez's comment, February 18, 2012 10:09 AM
Didn't Evan Eisenberg discuss this in 'The Recording Angel'? I seem to remember he suggests that the evocation of emotion in music can result in catharsis as much as reinforcement - or maybe both simultaneously ... or perhaps other more complex responses.
playalongjon's comment, February 18, 2012 6:07 PM
Evan Eisenberg in 'The Recording Angel' may have said as much, though I thought the main focus of this work was the idea of music as a commodity ?
Sean Albiez's comment, February 19, 2012 3:30 AM
I just dug the book out ... Chapter 10 - Canned Catharsis discusses the affective qualities of music most specifically. The book as a whole addresses commodification and related issues of consumption. First read the book about 1989 and had quite an impact on me ...
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Psychology of Music, Second Edition (Cognition and Perception)

Psychology of Music, Second Edition (Cognition and Perception) | Music Pyschology | Scoop.it
"Chapter titles show continuing interest in many of the traditional topics--rhythm, melody, scales, musical ability, the nature of sound--and also in newer areas of inquiry, e.
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Music and the Brain: An Enduring Partnership | Rhythm Planet

Music and the Brain: An Enduring Partnership | Rhythm Planet | Music Pyschology | Scoop.it
Ever since I became entranced by Coltrane's song “India” in my bedroom when I was sixteen, living at home, I've been aware of the power of music to affect the heart, soul, and spirit.

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Emotional reponses to music: The influence of lyrics | Victoria ...

Emotional reponses to music: The influence of lyrics | Victoria ... | Music Pyschology | Scoop.it
The ability to recognise basic emotions in music, such as happiness and sadness, is a universal skill that does not always depend on previous exposure to the musical style (Fritz et al. 2009). There is growing recognition of ...
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