The Living Quality of Music

Neurobiologic Patterns of Communicating Feeling
  • Manfred Clynes
  • Nigel Nettheim


This chapter is concerned with the nature of the language of expressive qualities in music. Its three sections consist of (I) Theoretical introduction; (II) Experimental work in the study of dynamic expressive form; (III) Applications to music.


Confidence Rating Motor Pattern Dynamic Form Amplitude Envelope Expressive Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Clynes
    • 1
  • Nigel Nettheim
    • 1
  1. 1.Music Research CenterNew South Wales State Conservatorium of MusicSydneyAustralia

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