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Origin of music/Bibliography

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A list of key readings about Origin of music.
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Provides an overview on existing theories of the origin of music, focusing on the interplay between music and emotion.
Interesting discussion with contributions from multiple perspectives, though some of the major voices are missing.
A cursory overview about research into the origin of music and its links to the origin of speech, as well as potential genetic contributions to music perception and production and to related brain disorders. An aspect that is missing is comparative data from other species.
  • Nils L. Wallin, Björn Merker, and Steven Brown (Editors) (2000). The Origins of Music. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-23206-5. 
  • Janik, V.M.; Slater, P.J.B. (1997). "Vocal learning in mammals". Advances in the Study of Behavior 26: 59-99.
  • Streffer, W. (2003). Magie der Vogelstimmen. Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben. ISBN 3-772-52240-8. 
  • Spencer, H. (1857). "The origin and function of music". Fraser’s Magazine 56: 396-408.