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Ways of ListeningAn Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning$
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Eric F. Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151947

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.001.0001

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(p.189) Conclusion
Ways of Listening

Eric F. Clarke

Oxford University Press

This concluding chapter reviews some of the main ideas that have been featured in the preceding chapters, and goes on to consider whose listening (and therefore whose meaning) the theory attempts to explain. The relationship between an ecological approach to music perception and that offered in more mainstream psychology of music is critically discussed, and some empirical questions arising out of the ecological theory are identified. The chapter concludes with a discussion of ecology and music analysis, ecology and hermeneutics, a re-visiting of the concept of affordance as it relates to music, and a reiteration of the importance of understanding music perception in relation to a broadly defined notion of action.

Keywords:   enactive, perception, action, analysis, ecology, hermeneutics, affordance

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