Is Music a Symbolic Skill? Introduction



In his opening paper Neisser (this volume) proposes two major characteristics of symbolic skills: they are uniquely human; and they involve reference and meaning. Number and language, he argues, are unique to humans. I believe we may reasonably add music to this list as well.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KeeleEngland

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