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Book Announcement

Dear List,
I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, "Understanding Musical Understanding", an amalgamation of music psychology, philosophy, and sociology that provides a fresh view of the musical experience. It demonstrates that, rather than analyzing musical activities per se, explanations of musical learning and understanding are found in examining underlying cognitive activities: principles of musical pattern construction, language-like template tuning protocols, sensory awareness, musical quality assessment, and the effects of culture on the interpretation of music. Topics include:
* The nature of musical understanding
* Music as Time and Shape
* Musical memory and pattern constructs
* Parallels between music and language processing
* Music and consciousness
* Discriminating musical quality
* Understanding music of a Foreign culture

Published by: The Edwin Mellen Press, PO 450, Lewiston NY 14092-0450; tel (716) 754-2788; email: imiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or visit www.mellenpress.com


Harold Fiske
Faculty of Music
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario CANADA