Talk:History of music psychology

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 Definition Description of the historical development of research in music psychology. [d] [e]
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Structure of the talk

My plan is to divide the talk into two parts.

Part I gives an overview of the history of systematic musicology following §2,3 and 4 of the paper by Leman and Schneider, and it includes a description of the notion of Gestalt psychology and the development of its role in musicology. If time permits, I also want to give a brief summary of, resp. to mention

  1. the work of von Helmholtz,
  2. Darwin's view of the function of music and Spencer's different opinion,
  3. the cognitive model of perception of music given by Knoblauch in 1888.

Part II discusses the content of the two papers by Sachs. Here I wonder if his results are today still accepted by leading researchers. Does anybody know?

Ulrich Terstiege 3 August 2008

I would extend part I as you suggest, and shorten part II accordingly. Sachs is still widely cited as a fundamental contributor to the field of comparative musicology but he can't be considered as being prominent in current mainstream research. Daniel Mietchen 04:40, 4 September 2008 (CDT)