THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways. Sloboda No preview available – This important book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Second, anyone who has brushed around in music theory enough can tell you that if you want to find a certain pattern in a piece of music, you will find it if you look hard enough. An Introduction to His Music. This was a real bargain! Want to Read saving…. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, deryyck phone.

The Language of Music

While acknowledging that a ‘dictionary’ of the language of music cannot easily be provided, he here attempts to supply at least a ‘phrase-book’. Robert Lamb rated it it was amazing Oct 27, The Language of Music: Get to Know Us.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This is a truly wonderful book. Inder Suri marked it as to-read Oct 27, Showing of 8 reviews. The Language of Music Clarendon Paperbacks.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It’s therefore a little hard to accept his collections of musically emotive examples as altogether valid, though they are impressive enough. You’ll need to brush up on or learn basic music theory, however, it will be worth the effort Chelsea marked it as to-read Jan 03, A Guide to Musical Analysis.

First, he assumes that music has a universal meaning. Meri Khojayan rated it really liked it Jan 19, The book’s final section analyzes two symphonies, Dercyk Fortieth and Vaughan Williams’s Sixth, to explore the nature of msuic inspiration and the process whereby the notes actually convey emotion from composer to listener.

I Saw the World End: Mala marked it as to-read Oct 27, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Even though I disagree with his approach and his conclusions, dedyck his book made understand why I think about musical languagd the way I do. Then, sequences of intervals, rhythm and their formal implications are also discussed, showing their ‘universality’ muskc how many classical composers have used them consistently to express something: Customers who bought this item also bought.

Cooke closes the book with extended analysis of Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan-Williams’ Sixth symphonies, showing how all the individual elements discussed previously come together in a fully realized work. Russell marked it as to-read May 19, I had wondered about the possibility of music being a language, and speaking to a deep and emotional part of human nature, but had never seen the idea developed or argued at length.


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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Highly recommended to anyone trying to understand lajguage music works. References to this book The musical mind: This is a truly wonderful book. Juliosus marked it as to-read Nov 19, Mark marked it as to-read Apr 28, Not as much comment on the melodic aspects except by reference.

But Cooke’s book goes so much further. Roger Quick rated it it was amazing Oct 30, See and fooke other items: While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this book since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for example the universality of certain musical characteristics.

If you have some musical background you’ll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out.

And since Cooke only uses about four or five examples to “prove” each point, the possibility of these being the lucky five examples with multiple langauge makes me skeptical.