Melodies of the Mind: Connections between psychoanalysis and by Julie Jaffee Nagel

By Julie Jaffee Nagel

What can psychoanalysis examine from track? What can song research from psychoanalysis? Can the research of track itself supply a first-rate resource of mental data?

Drawing on Freud's idea of the oral highway to the subconscious, Melodies of the brain invites the reader to take a trip on an aural and oral highway that explores either tune and emotion, and their hyperlinks to the subconscious. during this booklet, Julie Jaffee Nagel discusses how musical and psychoanalytic recommendations tell one another, exhibiting the ways in which track itself offers an excellent non-verbal pathway to emotion – a resource of 'quasi' psychoanalytical medical information. The interdisciplinary synthesis of song and psychoanalytic wisdom presents a schema for knowing the complexity of an individual's internal global as that global interacts with social 'reality'.

There are 3 major parts explored:

* The Aural Road

* Moods and Melodies

* The Aural/Oral highway much less Travelled



Melodies of the Mind is an exploration of the facility of tune to maneuver us whilst phrases fall brief. It indicates the price of utilizing tune and concepts of the brain to higher comprehend and tackle mental, social, and academic concerns which are proper in lifestyle. will probably be of curiosity to psychoanalysts, psychologists, tune therapists, musicians, tune academics, tune students, social employees, educators, execs within the humanities and social companies in addition to song lovers.

<STRONG>Julie Jaffee Nagel is a graduate of The Juilliard institution, The college of Michigan, and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. She is at the college of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and is in inner most perform in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Music as psychoanalytic data Notably absent in the psychoanalytic literature is the analysis of music itself from psychoanalytic perspectives. This is not unusual, as one would not expect all psychoanalysts to be proficient in music, any more than one would expect all musicians to be well versed in psychoanalysis. However, the lack of theory and method regarding an intersection between psychoanalysis and music need not inhibit such an exploration. Added to our repertoire, its inclusion can increase our awareness of possible uses of music and psychoanalytic theory to explicate nonverbal processes and interpersonal communications.

944). For Lipps, the aesthetic of music was a central feature of psychic life, irrespective of conscious and unconscious representational factors; in fact, it ultimately gave rise to them. For Freud, working to develop a scientific theory of mental functioning, such thinking was not consonant, even though it apparently resonated with him. Recall Freud’s own account of his inability to obtain pleasure from music: “Some rationalistic, or perhaps analytic, turn of mind in me rebels against being moved by a thing without knowing why I am thus affected and what affects me” (1914a, p.

Whatever psychically fueled Schoenberg’s maligned atonal system, in Pierrot Lunaire Giraud’s poems are compositionally placed in traditional historical forms such as the waltz, passacaglia, and barcarole. It is interesting that the dream and moonlight provided sources of great interest to both Freud and Schoenberg, beginning in 1899 with The Interpretation of Dreams, Verklarte Nacht, Ewartung, and Pierrot Lunaire. The psychoanalyst was probing manifest and latent material in dreams through verbal and visual representations, and the composer was exploring inner experience through aural and musical techniques.

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