syllabus-SP08 - PSY341K Cognitive Psychology of Music...

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PSY341K: Cognitive Psychology of Music Spring 2008 Unique number: 44070 Tues/Thur 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM SEA 3.250 Course website: Professor : David Gilden Office: SEA 5.118 Email: [email protected] Phone: 232-4641 Office Hours: MWF 1-2 PM Teaching Assistant : Grant Baldwin Office: SEA 5.118 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: T/Th 12:30-2 PM Course Description : This course explores the cognitive foundations of music. Topics include: the acoustic properties of sound, consonance and dissonance, pitch perception, loudness, timbre, scales and tonality, musical key-finding, melodic organization, musical expectancy, time, rhythm, meter, music performance, improvisation, aesthetics, and neurological aspects of music perception and performance. Readings : There is no textbook for this course; all readings will become available on the course website, located at:
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