• Cog-C. Topics in Musical Cognition* (Advanced!)

    (John F. Bailyn, Stony Brook University)

    This seminar is advanced. some background in music theory and/or cognitive psychology is required.

    After a brief introduction to the Generative Theory of Tonal Music (Jackendoff & Lerdahl 1983) and related theories (week 1), we will discuss three controversial and related topics in musical cognition: musical universals, acquisition of musical abilities in childhood, and evolution (weeks 2 and 3)
    In Week 3 we will also discuss David Temperley's new book (2018) The Musical Language of Rock.