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The Origins of Music

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Edited By: N Wallin

498 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

MIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #116437 | ISBN: 0262232065
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What biological and cognitive forces have shaped humankind's musical behavior and the rich global repertoire of musical structures? What is music for, and why does every human culture have it? What are the universal features of music and musical behavior across cultures? In this groundbreaking book, musicologists, biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, ethologists, and linguists come together for the first time to examine these and related issues.


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