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Re: Book Announcement

Harold Fiske wrote:
> 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. 

Hi Harold,

as the word "understanding" is used twice in your title, and as it has
no current conventional meaning
as applied to music, might you add a sentence or two explaining how you
are using this term?

best wishes,

-- eliot