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Strong Experiences with MusicMusic is much more than just music$
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Alf Gabrielsson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695225

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.001.0001

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Music at concerts:

Music at concerts:

jazz

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(p.336) Chapter 26 Music at concerts:
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Strong Experiences with Music
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Alf Gabrielsson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0034

Within jazz music, prominence is usually given to the individual musicians — their image, skill, and expression — to a greater degree than is the case with classical music. Which musical pieces are played is mentioned more in passing, often not at all, and besides it is often a question of improvisation. The division between experience of the musical works and experience of the artistes that was applied in the previous chapter is thus not applicable here. This chapter presents a number of accounts of experiences at jazz concerts intended to illustrate different reactions and situations. In the first account, the main person is a gentleman in his sixties, who — when he lets himself go — makes the narrator experience ‘music’ crossing all boundaries.

Keywords:   strong experiences with music, jazz concerts, personal accounts, jazz music, classical music

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