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Signs of Music (Approaches to Applied Semiotics)
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In the foreword of the book, Tarasti states that his volume is intended to be a "practical guide" to the subject, one that might "encourage readers-be they students of music, musicology or semiotics-to learn more about musical semiotics" (v). If, by "practical guide, Tarasti means a useful tool which can be consulted repeatedly for the easy access to its ideas and terms, then Tarasti has not met his own goals. This mainly stems from the unfortunate lack of an index of terms, a device so crucial to studies within this discipline and its blitzkrieg of idiosyncratic vocabulary that such an exclusion is unthinkable.Read more ›
Tarasti states that his volume is intended to be a practical guide to the subject, one that might encourage readers (students, etc.) to learn more about musical semiotics". He is totally right!
Signs of music will provide you a needed survey to understand the music semiotics in the most effective way to tracking this "phenomenon".