Nature s Music

Both processes undoubtedly occur in nature, and the ability to learn later in life probably occurs more often than suspected. In field sparrows, for example, how a yearling male acquires his songs during his first breeding season has ...

Author: Peter R. Marler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080473555

Category: Nature

Page: 504

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The voices of birds have always been a source of fascination. Nature’s Music brings together some of the world’s experts on birdsong, to review the advances that have taken place in our understanding of how and why birds sing, what their songs and calls mean, and how they have evolved. All contributors have strived to speak, not only to fellow experts, but also to the general reader. The result is a book of readable science, richly illustrated with recordings and pictures of the sounds of birds. Bird song is much more than just one behaviour of a single, particular group of organisms. It is a model for the study of a wide variety of animal behaviour systems, ecological, evolutionary and neurobiological. Bird song sits at the intersection of breeding, social and cognitive behaviour and ecology. As such interest in this book will extend far beyond the purely ornithological - to behavioural ecologists psychologists and neurobiologists of all kinds. * The scoop on local dialects in birdsong * How birdsongs are used for fighting and flirting * The writers are all international authorities on their subject

The Book of Music and Nature

What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whole being is music : our mind , our body , the nature in which we live , the nature that has made us , all that is beneath and around us – it is all music . As we are close to all this ...

Author: David Rothenberg

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819564087

Category: Music

Page: 260

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A provocative book and CD explore the relationship of music and the natural world.

The Music of Nature

... and Performing Upon Musical Instruments, is Derived from the Sounds of the Animated World William Gardiner ... It was like some of those wild dramatic exhibitions , ' where Nature's operations are outheroded by the mechanist of a ...

Author: William Gardiner

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2WXB

Category: Music

Page: 505

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Music Myth and Nature Or The Dolphins of Arion

... of the gracious singers of the forest and take him home in order to be taught a fragment of nature's great melody ! ... which would see in the sounds of nature , entering into a resonance with a musical consciousness , one of the ...

Author: Francois-Bernard Mache

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 3718653214

Category: Music

Page: 205

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François Bernard-Mâche here uses music-related myths and ancient as well as more recent history to show the underlying relationship between musical thought and certain natural laws. Using original analytical techniques, he sheds new light on the history of music, showing the presence of music in the animal world to demonstrate that Nature and culture are not in opposition.

Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association

If our familiarity with Nature's music , as given in Harmonics , is the cause and origin of psychic music , and we like this , or deal in a particular way with that because Nature gives it — then , of course , we ought to like whatever ...

Author: Musical Association (Great Britain)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006673516

Category: Music

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The Nature of Nordic Music

But even when late Romantic music portrays the dynamic movement of nature, the bigger, surrounding context is usually somehow static. The same goes for the existential aesthetics of modern music in which a tiny human subject is thrown ...

Author: Tim Howell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315462837

Category: Music

Page: 250

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The Nature of Nordic Music explores two distinctive yet complementary understandings of the term ‘nature’: the inherent features, characters and qualities of contemporary Nordic music, and how the elemental forces of nature, the phenomena of the physical world (landscape, climate, environment), inspire and condition creativity here. Within a broader debate about the meaning of ‘Nordicness’, 12 case studies challenge our assumptions about a ‘Nordic tone’ to reveal a creative energy that is diverse and cosmopolitan in outlook. Each of the three parts of the book – ‘Identities’, ‘Images’ and ‘Environments’ – accommodates an eclectic array of musical genres (classical, popular, jazz, folk, electronic). This book will appeal to anyone interested in Nordic music and culture, especially students and researchers.

The Music of Nature

As a specimen of that kind of music , which may be said to interpret the gestures of the dancers , * we may mention ... Their dances are engaging , because they are the offspring of nature ; and their musical tact gives them an ...

Author: William Gadiner

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The Music of Nature Or An Attempt to Prove that what is Passionate and Pleasing in the Art of Singing Speaking and Performing Upon Musical Instruments is Derived from the Sounds of the Animated World

MUSIC OF NATURE ; OR , AN ATTEMPT TO PROVE THAT WHAT IS PASSIONATE AND PLEASING IN THE ART OF SINGING , SPEAKING , AND PERFORMING UPON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS , IS DERIVED FROM THE SOUNDS OF The Animated World . WITH CURIOUS AND INTERESTING ...

Author: William Gardiner

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:ML14ED

Category: Electronic books

Page: 530

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Greek Reflections on the Nature of Music

Paradoxically enough, then, music, out of whose rich veins the harmonic ratios had been quarried, was never to reveal its true nature in any of these mathematical extrapolations. This, as Aristoxenus showed, is because the truths of ...

Author: Flora R. Levin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521518901

Category: History

Page: 340

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In this book, Flora Levin explores how and why music was so important to the ancient Greeks. She examines the distinctions that they drew between the theory of music as an art ruled by number and the theory wherein number is held to be ruled by the art of music. These perspectives generated more expansive theories, particularly the idea that the cosmos is a mirror-image of music's structural elements and, conversely, that music by virtue of its cosmic elements - time, motion, and the continuum - is itself a mirror-image of the cosmos. These opposing perspectives gave rise to two opposing schools of thought, the Pythagorean and the Aristoxenian. Levin argues that the clash between these two schools could never be reconciled because the inherent conflict arises from two different worlds of mathematics. Her book shows how the Greeks' appreciation of the profundity of music's interconnections with philosophy, mathematics, and logic led to groundbreaking intellectual achievements that no civilization has ever matched.

The Musical Standard

Subscription :Vocal music , although it is " nature's music , " does los . 61. per Annum , 55. 6d . for 6 Months , Post Free . not exercise that sympathetic influence over a mixed and unprofessional audience which is found to result ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001935672M

Category: Music

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