ERIC Number: EJ391377
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Why Are We Musical? Speculations on the Evolutionary Plausibility of Musical Behavior.
Hodges, Donald A.
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, n99 p7-22 Win 1989
Attempts to provide a plausible theory of music's evolutionary development. Speculates that music may have provided survival benefits by helping establish mother/infant bonds, by aiding in the acquisition of knowledge, by providing a unique way of knowing, and by playing important roles in social organization. (LS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A