Musical understanding: studies in philosophy and phenomenological psychology

  title={Musical understanding: studies in philosophy and phenomenological psychology},
  author={Shawn Raja Akbar},
The central undertaking of this project is to initiate a phenomenological theory of musical experience. The core views expressed are that musical rhythm is the most fundamental, and the only essential, component of the musical experience, and that the essence of musical experience lies in attending to rhythm as communicative of a sense of time. In the introduction I set out the general phenomenon of musical understanding and argue for the relevance of phenomenological description of basic… CONTINUE READING


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