Talk:History of music psychology
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
- the work of von Helmholtz,
- Darwin's view of the function of music and Spencer's different opinion,
- 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)