Music and Mind is the sixth publication in the UPM Book Series on Music Research. This volume is dedicated to the topic of music and mind, sub-themes of music, and cognitive processes of perception and music therapy among others. Other fields included social, political, and religious discourses that influence mindsets on status, cultural positioning, and the significance of the individual as expressed through music. Some contributors explored music and individual preference in distinctive communities. Finally, the aesthetics of music were discussed in philosophical and scientific approaches to musical meanings.
Papers selected and included in this volume embrace a wide geographical range from Indonesia, Vietnam, Middle Europe, India, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, the United States as well as some general problems in the world of music that reach out globally. Authors from nine different countries contributed to this volume.
The areas of studies involved under the umbrella of the main theme (music and mind) are diverse and used as a guide through the order of papers: local features of musical thinking and its social meanings, music and drama, vocal traditions, musical minds of inheriting generations, popular music studies, and teaching music.
The final is an insightful overview of Anthony Milner’s 2011 republished work “The Malays” from a musical perspective.